Wiles Family History
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Wiles Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, in particular someone who caught fish, especially eels, by setting up wicker traps in rivers and estuaries, from Middle English wile ‘trap’, ‘snare’ (late Old English wil ‘contrivance’, ‘trick’ possibly of Scandinavian origin), or in some cases probably a nickname for a devious person.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press