The Waite Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Waite family.

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The Waite Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Waite
1841 Census169
1851 Census960
1861 Census1881
1871 Census3016
1881 Census4582
1891 Census4811
1901 Census7379
1911 Census8765

Most Frequent Forenames for the Waite Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Waite 11 77 115 210 278 263 408 449
Mary Waite 26 77 155 242 314 256 343 329
George Waite 7 46 69 108 160 166 221 253
John Waite 15 60 123 192 265 252 356 366
Elizabeth Waite 7 41 96 131 168 151 208 231
Thomas Waite 5 49 77 117 164 145 199 227
Sarah Waite 5 44 73 138 173 154 186 176
Charles Waite 2 20 38 74 100 96 138 165
James Waite 5 24 64 84 121 118 150 160
Frederick Waite 2 7 21 40 87 90 130 139
Albert Waite 0 4 12 18 39 66 103 125
Emily Waite 1 8 31 50 83 78 114 118
Henry Waite 1 21 54 53 93 100 125 108
Ann Waite 9 36 60 62 45 40 43 29
Ellen Waite 0 10 20 43 71 77 83 89
Annie Waite 0 0 7 35 103 108 171 181
Emma Waite 2 21 35 43 49 48 61 54
Robert Waite 3 17 36 40 58 61 80 85
Joseph Waite 4 24 41 60 79 94 128 127
Alfred Waite 1 8 27 33 53 61 83 109

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Waite family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Waite

View Name: WAITE.

WAITE

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

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

Linked Surnames:
Waith,Waite,Wayt,Weight,Waight,Whate,Wayte.

 



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