Waddel Family History

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Waddel Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Waddell or Weddle.

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

Similar surnames: Waddell, Weddel, Waddle, Waddey, Twaddell, Hadden, Weddell, Riddel

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Waddel Family Origin

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Waddel Family Occupations

What did your Waddel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waddel. A less common occupation for the Waddel family was Blacksmith. The most common Waddel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Waddel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Waddel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Waddel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waddel 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 698 immigration records available for the last name Waddel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 599 military records available for the last name Waddel. For the veterans among your Waddel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waddel Life Expectancy

What is the average Waddel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Waddel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Waddel in 1964 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waddel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waddel 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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