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Whatley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, as for example Whatley in Somerset, Whately in Warwickshire, or any of the places mentioned at Wheatley.

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


Similar surnames: Wheatley, Whitley, Hatley, Whaley, Shatley, Hartley, Hanley, Goatley

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Whatley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whatley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Whatley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Benin/Togo

    2%

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Whatley Family Origin

Where is the Whatley family from?

Whatley Family Occupations

What did your Whatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whatley. A less common occupation for the Whatley family was Day Laborer. The most common Whatley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Whatley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Student

    27%
  • Miller

    18%
  • Day Laborer

    9%

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

Whatley Historical Records

What Whatley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Whatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whatley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Whatley. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Whatley. For the veterans among your Whatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Whatley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Whatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Whatley in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whatley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whatley 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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