Wiley Family History

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Wiley Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie. Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river (see Wilton). English: possibly a variant of Willey.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Riley, Willey, Wigley, Iley, Wilby, Willy, Wiles, Tilley, Wilkey

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Wiley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wiley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Wiley Family Origin

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Wiley Family Occupations

What did your Wiley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiley. The most common Wiley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Wiley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wiley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wiley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wiley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 241,000 census records available for the last name Wiley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Wiley. For the veterans among your Wiley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wiley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wiley in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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