Waid Family History

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Waid Name Meaning

variant of Weide. from Middle High German weit ‘woad’, a plant which yields a blue dye.

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


Similar surnames: Wald, Wand, Waide, Haid, Waud, Hand, Heid, Laib, Wang, Hain

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Waid Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waid name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Waid. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Italy

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Waid Family Origin

Where is the Waid family from?

Waid Family Occupations

What did your Waid ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Waid occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Waid's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waid. A less common occupation for the Waid family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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

Waid Historical Records

What Waid family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Waid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waid census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Waid. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Waid. For the veterans among your Waid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waid Life Expectancy

What is the average Waid lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Waid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Waid in 1951 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waid

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waid 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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