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Waage Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of thirty or more farmsteads named Våge from Old Norse Old Norse vágr ‘bay harbor inlet’. Compare Voge . German and Dutch: from Middle High German wāge Middle Dutch waghe ‘scales’ hence a metonymic occupational name for an official in charge of the city scales responsible for weighing produce especially produce offered as rent in kind or else for checking weights and measures used by merchants.

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


Similar surnames: Wage, Waag, Haage, Gage, Stage, Page, Haagen, Maag, Wrage, Bagge

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Where is the Waage family from?

You can see how Waage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waage family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Waage families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Waage families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Waage's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Waage families in 1880.
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What did your Waage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waage. 34% of Waage men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Waage women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waage were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Waage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Waage. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Waage. For the veterans among your Waage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waage lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Waage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Waage in 1946 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

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