Wayne Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from Middle English wain ‘cart’, ‘wagon’ (Old English wægen). Occasionally it may have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished with this sign, probably from the constellation of the Plow, known in the Middle Ages as Charles’s Wain, the reference being to Charlemagne.

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


Similar surnames: Fayne, Sayne, Warne, Jayne, Wagner, Haynes, Watne, Wanner, Waage

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Wayne Family Origin

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Wayne Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • General Laborer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Wayne occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Wayne's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wayne. A less common occupation for the Wayne family was Labourer.

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Wayne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wayne in 1946 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wayne

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