Waite Family History and Background

Surnames Derivation: An english occupational name for a watchman.Derived from old Norman-French \"Waite\".

The name was specifically applied to a watchman in a fortified place or town.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Waite Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Waite family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 146
Female Servant 93
Independent 71
Farmer 52
Male Servant 46
Labourer 38
Shoe Maker 22
Ag Labourer 22
Clothier 20
Carpenter 17
Butcher 12
Tailor 12
Laundress 11
Baker 10
Blacksmith 10
Mason 9
Stone Mason 9
Weaver 9
Clerk 8
Shoe Maker Journeyman 8
Grocer 7
Coal Miner 7
Cotton Weaver Journeyman 6
Gardener 6
Cloth Dresser 6

Waite Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Waite 100% 43,106
2 Wait 80% 10,495
3 Weight 33% 7,055
4 Waight 50% 5,781
5 Wayte 80% 2,116
6 Whaite 83% 1,179
7 Waitt 80% 1,049
8 Wate 80% 1,014
9 Weate 60% 908
10 Wite 80% 818
11 Weet 40% 643
12 Whait 60% 641
13 Whate 60% 519
14 Weat 40% 469
15 Watte 80% 237
16 Wayt 60% 172
17 Weait 60% 168
18 Woot 40% 101

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The surname Waite is the most popular version of all its varients

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