Wake Family History
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Wake Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: from the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning ‘wakeful’, ‘vigilant’ (from vaka ‘to remain awake’), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham, and Wakeley).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Wade, Lake, Wale, Cake, Ware, Hake, Ake, Way, Rake, Waker