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Waple Name Meaning

English (London):: variant of Walpole . perhaps also a survival of the medieval surname Wagepole apparently meaning ‘wag pole’ synonymous with Wagstaff .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Waples, Walle, Caple, Warble, Able, Maple, Paule, Wadle, Balle, Wahle

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Where is the Waple family from?

You can see how Waple families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waple family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waple families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 46 Waple families living in London. This was about 79% of all the recorded Waple's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Waple families in 1891.
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What did your Waple ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waple. 25% of Waple men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Waple women worked as a Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Waple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waple census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 189 immigration records available for the last name Waple. 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 Cards

There are 426 military records available for the last name Waple. For the veterans among your Waple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waple lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Waple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Waple in 1954 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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