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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 1512 people with the Wait surname? In that year Wait was ranked number 2159 for popularity in the UK.|
"WAIT, WATTE. From the Middle English tuaite, a
watchman, sentinel, which again is from Old French wnite,
a guard. Adam Wayt, witness in Aberbrothoc,
1312 (RAA., i, p. 289), and Thomas dictus
Weyt, chaplain, Inverness, 1361 (REM.,
p. 305). Huchown the Wate, tacksman in
Grenyng and Bankis in Marwek, 1492 (REO.,
p. 407). Thomas Waith was a witness in Kelso
in 1505 (Kelso, 535). George Wait witnessed
an instrument of sasine in 1525 (Home, 35),
Robert Waitt is recorded in Stitchill in 1684
(StitchM, p. 97), and George Waitt in
Manderstoun in 1665 (Lauder).
(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Did you know that there are currently 962 people with the Wait surname in the UK? Wait is now ranked number 3138 for popularity in the UK.|
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