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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

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Builder

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Huckster

    13%

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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