Wage Name Meaning

North German: nickname for an indecisive person, from Middle Low German wage ‘undecided’, ‘vaccilating’. German: (Wäge): variant of Wah. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from German Waage ‘scales’.

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


Similar surnames: Wager, Waage, Kage, Page, Wade, Wrage, Sage, Hage, Cage, Pagel

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Wage Family Origin

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Wage Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    20%
  • Engineer & Grocer (& M)

    20%
  • Farm Labourer

    20%
  • Master Mariner

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wage family was Master Mariner. The most common Wage occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 20% of Wage's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Engineer & Grocer (& M) and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wage.

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Wage Historical Records

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Wage Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Wage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wage in 1952 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wage

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