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Wakeham Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name, primarily from Wakeham in Devon, named from the Old English byname Waca (meaning ‘watchful’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’, and to a lesser extent from either of two other places called Wakeham: one in Sussex, which has the same etymology, and the other on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, which is probably named from an Old English wacu ‘watch’, ‘wake’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Wareham, Worsham, Windham, Langham, Barham, Woodham, Basham, Farnham

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Wakeham Family Origin

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Wakeham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Mason

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wakeham family was Mason. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakeham. The most common Wakeham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Wakeham's were Farmers.

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