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Waite Surname Origin
(Origin Anglo-Saxon). 1. A locality surname - the same as Thwaite, a piece of ground cleared of wood, a meadow. 2. A watchman of a fortified town
Surname Variations: Wait, Waith, Waite, Waits, Wayt, Weight, Waight, Whate.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Waite Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Waite family history than the origin of your surname:
A Waite Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738