When Robert Wakefield was born on 7 February 1852, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wakefield, was 25 and his mother, Maria Billings, was 11849. He married Rebecca Rich in 1879, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1936, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.
English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.