Wah Name Meaning

German (Wäh): nickname for a smart, good looking person, from Middle High German wæhe ‘pretty’, ‘neat’. Chinese : variant of Hua 2. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Wahl, Hau, Wang, Wax, Vath, Hahn, Kath, Was, Bahr, Way

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Wah Family Origin

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Wah Family Occupations

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In 1921, Laundryman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Wah. 15% of Wah men worked as a Laundryman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laundryman
  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Laborer

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

Wah Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Wah Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wah in 1947 was 78, and 55 in 2004.

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