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Waugh Family History

Waugh Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: of disputed origin. It is most likely from Old English (Anglian) walh ‘foreign’ (see Wallace), perhaps applied originally to the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a separate group in Scotland well into the Middle Ages.

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

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158,341 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,007 Military Records
14,323 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Waugh Families

  • Number of Waugh families
     71 - 139
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Waugh families
     378 - 754
     127 - 377
     1 - 126
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Waugh families
     206 - 410
     69 - 205
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Waugh Family Origin

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Waugh Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Waugh

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Waugh Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Waugh census records

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Waugh Civil War Service Records

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