Wafer Name Meaning

from Anglo-Norman French wafre ‘wafer’, alternating with wafrer, wafrour ‘waferer’, an occupational name for a maker or seller of eucharistic wafers or thin cakes. from an Old German personal name Waifar, Waifer, Old French Gaifier.

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

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Wafer Family Origin

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Wafer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wafer. The most common Wafer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Wafer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wafer family was Carpenter.

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Wafer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Wafer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wafer in 1944 was 39, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wafer

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