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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.

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'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

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