Wage Family History

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Wage Name Meaning

North German: nickname for an indecisive person, from Middle Low German wage ‘undecided’, ‘vaccilating’. German: (Wäge): variant of Wah. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from German Waage ‘scales’.

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


Similar surnames: Wager, Waage, Kage, Page, Wade, Wrage, Sage, Hage, Cage, Pagel

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Wage Family Origin

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Wage Family Occupations

What did your Wage ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Wage's were Farmers. Farmer, Bricklayer and Employed In Sawmill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wage. A less common occupation for the Wage family was Farme Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Employed In Sawmill

    5%
  • Farme Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wage ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wage Historical Records

What Wage family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wage

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wage. 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 Card

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

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Wage Life Expectancy

What is the average Wage lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wage in 1952 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wage

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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