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Wayt Family History

Wayt Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Waite.

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


Similar surnames: Wait, Waye, Ways, Want, Maye, Jaye, Saye, Warf, Hayn, Waltz

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Where is the Wayt family from?

You can see how Wayt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wayt family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Wayt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Wayt families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Wayt's in the UK. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Wayt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wayt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wayt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wayt. 32% of Wayt men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Wayt women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wayt were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Labor
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wayt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wayt 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Wayt. 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 Wayt. For the veterans among your Wayt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wayt lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wayt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wayt in 1960 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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