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Waits Family History

Waits Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Waite.

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

170,273 Historical Documents with Waits on Ancestry.com
32,474 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,875 Military Records
722 Immigration Records
22,766 Census and Voter Lists
107,436 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Waits Families

  • Number of Waits families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Waits families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Waits last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Waits census records

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Waits Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Waits families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Waits Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Waits families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Waits

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Waits Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Waits census records

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Waits Civil War Service Records

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