Wiley Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie. Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river (see Wilton). English: possibly a variant of Willey.

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


Similar surnames: Riley, Willey, Wigley, Iley, Wilby, Willy, Wiles, Tilley, Wilkey

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Wiley Family Origin

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Wiley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • School

    4%
  • Farmer Son

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wiley family was Farmer Son. The most common Wiley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Wiley's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiley.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Wiley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wiley in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiley

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