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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • School

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Going To School

    5%

In 1881, the most common Wait occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Wait's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wait family was Going To School. Farmer, School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wait.

Source: Census data for Wait | Data not to scale

Wait Historical Records

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Wait Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wait

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