Waugh Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: of disputed origin. It is most likely from Old English (Anglian) walh ‘foreign’ (see Wallace), perhaps applied originally to the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a separate group in Scotland well into the Middle Ages.

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


Similar surnames: Haugh, Tough, Hugh, Wagg, Hough, Haught, Bough, Haigh, Warth, Waag

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Waugh Family Origin

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Waugh Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Joiner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Waugh occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Waugh's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waugh. A less common occupation for the Waugh family was Joiner.

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Waugh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Waugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Waugh in 1946 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waugh

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