The Wake Family History

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

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The Wake Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Wake
1841 Census85
1851 Census464
1861 Census900
1871 Census1390
1881 Census1878
1891 Census2369
1901 Census2822
1911 Census3211

Most Frequent Forenames for the Wake Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Wake 11 43 86 103 129 131 134 151
John Wake 8 39 68 87 113 119 145 166
William Wake 6 29 62 102 122 134 161 175
George Wake 2 19 36 56 88 92 111 113
Elizabeth Wake 5 27 46 73 79 98 103 85
James Wake 5 20 33 46 50 66 67 70
Sarah Wake 1 8 23 38 39 63 48 53
Charles Wake 3 11 25 38 49 52 51 60
Robert Wake 1 12 25 35 42 54 72 78
Annie Wake 0 0 2 22 37 60 76 73
Emily Wake 0 6 9 19 18 26 31 33
Henry Wake 1 14 23 39 46 46 56 38
Alice Wake 0 5 7 23 39 36 45 52
Ann Wake 5 19 28 24 28 18 17 17
Thomas Wake 6 22 36 57 74 86 100 108
Alfred Wake 1 3 9 13 17 20 25 22
Eliza Wake 0 3 7 13 19 21 19 12
Ellen Wake 0 5 9 19 30 34 33 22
Emma Wake 0 5 15 20 22 28 18 19
Frank Wake 0 0 2 3 6 9 10 16

Your Family History Search

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


Etymology and History of the Surname: Wake

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