Waag Family History

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Waag Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a lake or marsh, from Middle High German wac ‘standing water’, ‘pool’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or so farmsteads named Våg, mainly in Nordland, from Old Norse vágr ‘bay’, ‘creek’.

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

Similar surnames: Wang, Haag, Waas, Wall, Wald, Waage, Way, Haar, Wagg, Raak

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Waag Family Origin

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Waag Family Occupations

What did your Waag ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Waag family was Gardner. The most common Waag occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 8% of Waag's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Farmer and Flag Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waag.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Flag Layer

  • Gardner


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

Waag Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Waag. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waag 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Waag. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Waag. For the veterans among your Waag ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waag Life Expectancy

What is the average Waag lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Waag life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Waag in 1962 was 80, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waag 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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