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Origins of the Wade surname

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About the Wades

We have a total number of 147573 records for people with the last name Wade.

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Alternative variations of the name Wade

Wade, Wayde, Waid, Wait, Waite

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Where do most Wades live?

In 1921, most Wades lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Wades

How common is your surname?

319th most common surname in the UK

We have 123,000 records for the Wade surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Wades most likely to marry?

Smiths

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Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Wades.

What are the most common Wade first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Wade family members

Common jobs for Wades

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Wades in 1921
Dressmaker

546

Cotton Weaver

276

Laundress

255

Domestic Servant

254

General Servant Domestic

248

Common Male occupations for Wades in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

580

General Labourer

400

Farmer

376

Coal Miner

334

Butcher

291

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