Wakeley Family History

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Wakeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wakeley in Hertfordshire, named from the Old English byname Waca, meaning ‘watchful’ (see Wake) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Akeley, Walkley, Wansley, Wheeley, Gateley, Madeley, Wadley, Oakley

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Wakeley Family Origin

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Wakeley Family Occupations

What did your Wakeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wakeley family was Lawyer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakeley. The most common Wakeley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Wakeley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Lawyer


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

Wakeley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wakeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wakeley 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Wakeley. 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 Wakeley. For the veterans among your Wakeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wakeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wakeley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wakeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wakeley in 1961 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wakeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wakeley 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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