Waage Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German wage, Middle Dutch waghe ‘scales’, hence a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for weighing produce, especially produce offered as rent in kind, or else for checking weights and measures used by merchants. Norwegian: variant of Voge.

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


Similar surnames: Wage, Waag, Haage, Gage, Stage, Page, Haagen, Maag, Wrage, Bagge

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Waage Family Origin

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Waage Family Occupations

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  • Minister

    29%
  • Dairy Keeper

    14%
  • Doctor

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%

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In 1880, the most common Waage occupation in the USA was Minister. 29% of Waage's were Ministers. Minister, Dairy Keeper and Doctor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waage. A less common occupation for the Waage family was Farmer.

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Waage Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Waage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Waage in 1946 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waage

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