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Wyatt Family History

Wyatt Name Meaning

English:: from the Middle English personal names Wiot or Wiet. These are often pet forms of Wy from ancient Germanic Wido (see Guy compare Wyand ). Wy is the usual Norman French form of the name; the Parisian French form is Guy. Wiot was also used as a diminutive of William . As a surname Wyot(t) became Wyatt during the 16th century. in Suffolk this is sometimes a variant of Wyard from the Middle English personal name Wiard which is generally from Old English Wīgheard which is composed of the elements wīg ‘battle’ + heard ‘bold brave’. Occasionally it may be from Old French Wiard ancient Germanic Withard (see Viard ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Myatt, Wyant, Watt, Batt, Hyatt, Pyatt, Platt, Matt, Hatt, Catt

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Where is the Wyatt family from?

You can see how Wyatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wyatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wyatt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 67 Wyatt families living in Virginia. This was about 14% of all the recorded Wyatt's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Wyatt families in 1840.
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What did your Wyatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wyatt. 20% of Wyatt men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Wyatt women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wyatt were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Wyatt. 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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There are 54,000 military records available for the last name Wyatt. For the veterans among your Wyatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wyatt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wyatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wyatt in 1942 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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