Wayt Family History

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Wayt Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Waite.

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

Similar surnames: Wait, Waye, Ways, Want, Maye, Jaye, Saye, Warf, Hayn, Waltz

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Wayt Family Origin

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Wayt Family Occupations

What did your Wayt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wayt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farm Labor and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wayt. The most common Wayt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Wayt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labor

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Wayt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wayt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wayt 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Wayt. 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 Wayt. For the veterans among your Wayt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wayt Life Expectancy

What is the average Wayt lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wayt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wayt in 1960 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wayt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wayt 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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