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Wakefield Surname Origin
(Origin Anglo Saxon). A surname based on a locality - a market-town in west Yorkshire, England--the watch-field.
Surname Variations: Wakefield, Wakefeld
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.
Wakefield Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Wakefield family history than the origin of your surname:
A Wakefield Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes