Wegley Family History

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Wegley Name Meaning

South German: variant of Wege, an Americanized form of the diminutive Wegle or Wegl.

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


Similar surnames: Wagley, Fegley, Magley, Begley, Werley, Fenley, Egley, Wehrley

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Wegley Family Origin

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Wegley Family Occupations

What did your Wegley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wegley. 16% of Wegley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Wegley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wegley were Clerk and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Farm Labeler
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%

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

Wegley Historical Records

What Wegley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wegley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wegley 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 112 immigration records available for the last name Wegley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 565 military records available for the last name Wegley. For the veterans among your Wegley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wegley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wegley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Wegley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wegley in 1955 was 54, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wegley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wegley 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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