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Wayne Family History

Wayne Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from Middle English wain ‘cart’, ‘wagon’ (Old English wægen). Occasionally it may have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished with this sign, probably from the constellation of the Plow, known in the Middle Ages as Charles’s Wain, the reference being to Charlemagne.

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

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Name Distribution of Wayne Families

  • Number of Wayne families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wayne families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wayne families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wayne Family Origin

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Wayne Immigration Information

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Wayne Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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