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

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  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Flag Layer

    8%
  • Gardner

    8%

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

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Waag Historical Records

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Waag Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waag

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