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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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Where is the Waid family from?

You can see how Waid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waid family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waid families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Waid families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Waid's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Waid families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waid surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waid ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waid. 22% of Waid men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Waid women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waid were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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