Wakeland Family History

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Wakeland Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Wackland on the Isle of Wight (recorded in 1249 as Wakelande), which is named from an Old English wacu ‘watch’, ‘wake’ + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’. The modern English surname, however, is found mainly in the north Midlands, which may point to another source, now lost.

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

Similar surnames: Harland, Loveland, Layland, Wakeham, Mayland, Watland, Roseland

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Wakeland Family Origin

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Wakeland Family Occupations

What did your Wakeland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Bookat Tachey and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wakeland. 25% of Wakeland men worked as a Bookat Tachey and 34% of Wakeland women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wakeland were Tailer and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Bookat Tachey
  • Labourer
  • Mechanist
  • Tailer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
  • Income
  • Saleswoman

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

Wakeland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wakeland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wakeland 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 304 immigration records available for the last name Wakeland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wakeland. For the veterans among your Wakeland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wakeland Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wakeland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wakeland in 1949 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wakeland

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