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Wakefield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and probably also from a place of the same name in Northamptonshire. Both are named from an Old English wacu ‘vigil’, ‘festival’ (a derivative of wac(i)an ‘to watch or wake’) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, i.e. a patch of open land where a fair was held.

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


Similar surnames: Warfield, Winfield, Padfield, Woodfield, Caulfield, Benefield

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Wakefield Family Origin

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Wakefield Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakefield. The most common Wakefield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wakefield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wakefield family was Carpenter.

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