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Whooley Name Meaning

Irish (County Cork): variant of Wholey. According to MacLysaght, this is borne by some O’Driscoll families of Clonakilty, County Cork.

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


Similar surnames: Wholley, Holey, Wooley, Whorley, Tooley, Cooley, Hooey, Wholey, Howey

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Whooley Family Origin

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Whooley Family Occupations

What did your Whooley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Whooley. The most common Whooley occupation in Canada was Farm Labourer. 60% of Whooley's were Farm Labourers. A less common occupation for the Whooley family was Grocer.

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  • Farm Labourer

    60%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Grocer

    20%

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

Whooley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whooley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whooley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Whooley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whooley. For the veterans among your Whooley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whooley Life Expectancy

What is the average Whooley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Whooley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Whooley in 1957 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whooley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whooley 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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