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Wimbley Family History

Wimbley Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Wembley in Greater London (formerly Middlesex), which is named with an unattested Old English personal name Wemba + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Wimble, Winkley, Webley, Wigley, Windley, Highley, Willey, Wheeley

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Where is the Wimbley family from?

You can see how Wimbley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wimbley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wimbley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Wimbley families living in Texas. This was about 27% of all the recorded Wimbley's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Wimbley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wimbley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wimbley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wimbley. 57% of Wimbley men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Wimbley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wimbley were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    57%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wimbley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wimbley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19 immigration records available for the last name Wimbley. 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 Cards

There are 425 military records available for the last name Wimbley. For the veterans among your Wimbley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wimbley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wimbley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wimbley in 1945 was 24, and 76 in 2004.

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