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Wakeham Family History

Wakeham Name Meaning
English (Devon): habitational name, primarily from Wakeham in Devon, named from the Old English byname Waca (meaning ‘watchful’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’, and to a lesser extent from either of two other places called Wakeham: one in Sussex, which has the same etymology, and the other on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, which is probably named from an Old English wacu ‘watch’, ‘wake’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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2,308 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wakeham Families

  • Number of Wakeham families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wakeham families
     237 - 471
     80 - 236
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wakeham families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wakeham Family Origin

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Wakeham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wakeham

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Wakeham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wakeham census records

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Wakeham Civil War Service Records

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