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Wakeman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle English wake ‘watch’, ‘vigil’ + man ‘man’. This was the title of the mayor of Ripon in West Yorkshire until the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Warman, Wainman, Waxman, Waldman, Waterman, Wadman, Wakeland, Wakeham

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Wakeman Family Origin

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Wakeman Family Occupations

What did your Wakeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakeman. A less common occupation for the Wakeman family was Laborer. The most common Wakeman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Wakeman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Wakeman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wakeman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wakeman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wakeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wakeman in 1951 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wakeman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wakeman 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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