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Wagg Name Meaning

English:: apparently a nickname from the Middle English verb waggen (Old English wagian) ‘to shake tremble stagger waver or vacillate’ or ‘to move (something) to and fro up and down (etc.)’. The name may be an elliptical form of longer nicknames involving this verb; see Waple and Wagstaff . Alternatively Wagge may have been a nickname with the sense ‘mischievous boy’ which is not recorded until the mid 16th century but was probably in colloquial use considerably earlier. topographic name from Middle English wagge ‘marsh quaking bog’ a word found only in placenames related to the verb waggen ‘to move or shake’.

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


Similar surnames: Dagg, Wigg, Waag, Fagg, Tagg, Wang, Wall, Wragg, Wage, Hagg

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Where is the Wagg family from?

You can see how Wagg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wagg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wagg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 164 Wagg families living in Ontario. This was about 90% of all the recorded Wagg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wagg families in 1911.
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What did your Wagg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Wagg. 73% of Wagg men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Wagg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wagg were Income 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 1921

  • Farmer
    73%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Income
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wagg. For the veterans among your Wagg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wagg lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wagg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wagg in 1956 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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