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Wakefield Surname

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English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and probably also from a place of the same name in Northamptonshire. Both are named from an Old English wacu ‘vigil’, ‘festival’ (a derivative of wac(i)an ‘to watch or wake’) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, i.e. a patch of open land where a fair was held.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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John Wakefield of New Haven CT

Started by Al Dawson. Last reply by Al Dawson Feb 3, 2013. 2 Replies

John H. Wakefield (1827 TN->1910TX)

Started by EVELYN DAVIS COURTNEY. Last reply by EVELYN DAVIS COURTNEY Aug 19, 2009. 1 Reply

Wakefield through Goetz line

Started by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson Jul 18, 2009. 0 Replies


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