Wilsey Family History

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Wilsey Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): unexplained; perhaps a variant of Woolsey. Americanized spelling of Dutch Wiltse.

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

Similar surnames: Wolsey, Wiltsey, Willey, Wiler, Cilley, Wilkey, Wildey, Iley, Winey

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Wilsey Family Origin

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Wilsey Family Occupations

What did your Wilsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilsey. 14% of Wilsey men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Wilsey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilsey were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wilsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Wilsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilsey 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Wilsey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wilsey. For the veterans among your Wilsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilsey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wilsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wilsey in 1957 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilsey 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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