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Waterfall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Waterfall, a place in Staffordshire, named from Old English wætergefall ‘place where a water course disappears below ground’. There is another place so called in Guisborough in North Yorkshire and a lost Waterfall in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, both of which may also have contributed to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Averill, Tattersall, Waterfield, Threlfall, Wigfall, Wetherell

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Waterfall Family Origin

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Waterfall Family Occupations

What did your Waterfall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Builder and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterfall. The most common Waterfall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Waterfall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Waterfall family was Huckster.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Builder

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Huckster

    13%

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Waterfall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Waterfall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterfall 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 979 immigration records available for the last name Waterfall. 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 855 military records available for the last name Waterfall. For the veterans among your Waterfall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterfall Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Waterfall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Waterfall in 1957 was 70, and 105 in 2004.

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