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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


Similar surnames: White, Waithe, Tite, Wait, Waits, Waitt, Maire, Waites, Tarte, Walter

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Waite Family Origin

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Waite Family Occupations

What did your Waite ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Waite Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Waite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waite 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Waite. 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 Waite. For the veterans among your Waite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waite Life Expectancy

What is the average Waite lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waite

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waite 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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