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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


Similar surnames: Miles, Wile, Biles, Wiley, Niles, Files, Ayles, Viles, Wilkes, Iles

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Wiles Family Origin

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Wiles Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiles. The most common Wiles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Wiles's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wiles family was Farm Laborer.

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Wiles Historical Records

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Wiles Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Wiles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wiles in 1947 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiles

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