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Waples Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): variant of Waple with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Waple, Caples, Maples, Walles, Wakley, Gales, Hayles, Walle, Wailes

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Where is the Waples family from?

You can see how Waples families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waples family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Waples families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Waples families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Waples's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Waples families in 1911.
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What did your Waples ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Waples. 34% of Waples men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
  • Colire
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Waples. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waples 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 567 immigration records available for the last name Waples. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Waples. For the veterans among your Waples ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waples lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Waples life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Waples in 1955 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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