Wheelhouse Family History

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Wheelhouse Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and East Midlands): topographic name composed of Middle English whele ‘wheel’ + hous ‘house’. According to Reaney, the reference is often to a house near a dammed-up stream where a cutler ground his knives on a small water-wheel. The compound is not attested as a vocabulary word in this or any other sense before the 19th century, although the surname William de Whelehous is found in 1379.

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

Similar surnames: Greenhouse, Waterhouse, Whitehouse, Fieldhouse, Newhouse, Hillhouse

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Wheelhouse Family Origin

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Wheelhouse Family Occupations

What did your Wheelhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wheelhouse occupation in Canada was Hotel Keeper. 100% of Wheelhouse's were Hotel Keepers.

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  • Hotel Keeper


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Wheelhouse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Wheelhouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheelhouse 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 759 immigration records available for the last name Wheelhouse. 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 989 military records available for the last name Wheelhouse. For the veterans among your Wheelhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheelhouse Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wheelhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wheelhouse in 1955 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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