Waite Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White.

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

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Waite Family Origin

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Waite Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Waite occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Waite's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waite. A less common occupation for the Waite family was Carpenter.

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Waite Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Waite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Waite in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waite

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