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Wakeland Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Wackland on the Isle of Wight (recorded in 1249 as Wakelande), which is named from an Old English wacu ‘watch’, ‘wake’ + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’. The modern English surname, however, is found mainly in the north Midlands, which may point to another source, now lost.

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


Similar surnames: Harland, Loveland, Layland, Wakeham, Mayland, Watland, Roseland

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Wakeland Family Origin

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Wakeland Family Occupations

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  • Mariner

    18%
  • Contractor Carman

    9%
  • Farm Lab

    9%
  • Gardner

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wakeland family was Gardner. The most common Wakeland occupation in the UK was Mariner. 18% of Wakeland's were Mariners. Mariner, Contractor Carman and Farm Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakeland.

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