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Wehle Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places called Wehlen for example near Hamburg or near Pirna. South German: from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Wahho. Germanized form of Sorbian Ẃela and Wjela: from a Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian short form of a personal name such as Old Sorbian Welimir based on the Slavic element vel ‘big great’ also ‘significant’ (from Old Slavic velьjь).

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

Similar surnames: Mehle, Jehle, Wehler, Wehrle, Welle, Werle, Wehde, Ehle, Wege, Wahler

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Where is the Wehle family from?

You can see how Wehle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wehle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wehle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 57 Wehle families living in New York. This was about 48% of all the recorded Wehle's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wehle families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wehle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wehle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wehle. 17% of Wehle men worked as a Laborer and 80% of Wehle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wehle were Helper and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wehle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wehle 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 861 immigration records available for the last name Wehle. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wehle. For the veterans among your Wehle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wehle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wehle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wehle in 1959 was 56, and 87 in 2004.

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