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Waye Family History

Waye Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Way.

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

Similar surnames: Faye, Gaye, Wayt, Daye, Saye, Haye, Kaye, Maye, Jaye, Baye

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Where is the Waye family from?

You can see how Waye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Waye families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 27 Waye families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 55% of all the recorded Waye's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Waye families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waye ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Waye. 67% of Waye men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Guard
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Waye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waye 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 482 immigration records available for the last name Waye. 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 755 military records available for the last name Waye. For the veterans among your Waye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waye lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Waye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Waye in 1950 was 41, and 64 in 2004.

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