Waye Family History

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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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Waye Family Origin

Where is the Waye family from?

Waye Family Occupations

What did your Waye ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Butcher, Carriage Builder and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waye. A less common occupation for the Waye family was Seamstress. The most common Waye occupation in Canada was Butcher. 20% of Waye's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Carriage Builder

  • Painter

  • Seamstress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waye ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Waye Historical Records

What Waye family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Waye Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waye

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waye 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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