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Wakeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wakeley in Hertfordshire, named from the Old English byname Waca, meaning ‘watchful’ (see Wake) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Akeley, Walkley, Wansley, Wheeley, Gateley, Madeley, Wadley, Oakley

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Wakeley Family Origin

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Wakeley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Corn Merchant

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Ironworker

    4%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Corn Merchant and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakeley. The most common Wakeley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Wakeley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Wakeley family was Ironworker.

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Wakeley Historical Records

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Wakeley Life Expectancy

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