Waight Family History

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Waight Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Waite.

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

Similar surnames: Waitt, Wait, Weight, Height, Wight, Gaige, Wrights, Daigh, Slaight

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Waight Family Origin

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Waight Family Occupations

What did your Waight ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Waight. 3% of Waight men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Waight women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waight were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Aircraft Fitter
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Waight Historical Records

What Waight family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Waight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waight 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Waight. 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 Waight. For the veterans among your Waight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waight Life Expectancy

What is the average Waight lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Waight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Waight in 1962 was 75, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waight 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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