Wakeman Family History

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Wakeman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle English wake ‘watch’, ‘vigil’ + man ‘man’. This was the title of the mayor of Ripon in West Yorkshire until the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Warman, Wainman, Waxman, Waldman, Waterman, Wadman, Wakeland, Wakeham

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Wakeman Family Origin

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Wakeman Family Occupations

What did your Wakeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Attendant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wakeman. 28% of Wakeman men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wakeman women worked as an Attendant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wakeman were Buyer and Printer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Asst Manager
    5%
  • Attendant
    5%
  • Buyer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Attendant
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Printer
    25%

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

Wakeman Historical Records

What Wakeman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Wakeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wakeman 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Wakeman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wakeman. For the veterans among your Wakeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wakeman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wakeman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wakeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wakeman in 1951 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wakeman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wakeman 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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