Wisely Family History

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Wisely Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeen): unexplained; most probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Wisell, Wiele, Bisel, Wivell, Wissel, Wiley, Weisel, Wiseley, Wiswell

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Wisely Family Origin

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Wisely Family Occupations

What did your Wisely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wisely occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Wisely's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Blacksmithing were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisely. A less common occupation for the Wisely family was Bookbinder.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Blacksmithing

  • Bookbinder


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

Wisely Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wisely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisely 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 603 immigration records available for the last name Wisely. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wisely. For the veterans among your Wisely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisely Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisely lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wisely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wisely in 1956 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisely 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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