Wait Family History

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Wait Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Waite.

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


Similar surnames: Waitt, Wayt, Fait, Twait, Wain, Waite, Want, Hait, Waits, Warf

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Wait Family Origin

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Wait Family Occupations

What did your Wait ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wait. 38% of Wait men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Wait women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wait were Salesman and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Student
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Book Keeper
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%

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

Wait Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Wait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wait 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wait. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Wait. For the veterans among your Wait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wait Life Expectancy

What is the average Wait lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wait in 1952 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wait

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wait 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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