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Waits Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Waites .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Waites, Wait, Waitt, Waite, Watts, Wailes, Vails, Harts, Batts, Twait

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Where is the Waits family from?

You can see how Waits families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waits family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waits families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 27 Waits families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Waits's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Waits families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waits surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waits ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Waits. 84% of Waits women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Waits. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waits census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 913 immigration records available for the last name Waits. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Waits. For the veterans among your Waits ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waits lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Waits life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Waits in 1944 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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