Wayson Family History

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Wayson Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the Norman personal name Wazo (see Wass).

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

Similar surnames: Watson, Wasson, Rayson, Mayson, Payson, Anson, Swanson, Boyson

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Wayson Family Origin

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Wayson Family Occupations

What did your Wayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wayson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wayson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wayson family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wayson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Wayson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wayson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wayson 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Wayson. 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 381 military records available for the last name Wayson. For the veterans among your Wayson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wayson Life Expectancy

What is the average Wayson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wayson in 1945 was 24, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wayson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wayson 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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