Wakeley Family History

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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

What did your Wakeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wakeley. 24% of Wakeley men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Wakeley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wakeley were Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Electrical Overseer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Wakeley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wakeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wakeley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 770 immigration records available for the last name Wakeley. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wakeley. For the veterans among your Wakeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wakeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wakeley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wakeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wakeley in 1961 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wakeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wakeley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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