Wah Name Meaning

German (Wäh): nickname for a smart, good looking person, from Middle High German wæhe ‘pretty’, ‘neat’. Chinese : variant of Hua 2. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

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Wah Family Origin

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Wah Family Occupations

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  • Laundry

    25%
  • Laundry Man

    11%
  • Keeps Laundry

    10%
  • Laborer

    9%

In 1880, the most common Wah occupation in the USA was Laundry. 25% of Wah's were Laundrys. A less common occupation for the Wah family was Laborer. Laundry, Laundry Man and Keeps Laundry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wah.

Source: Census data for Wah | Data not to scale

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Wah Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Wah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wah in 1947 was 78, and 55 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wah

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