When Frederick William Waite was born in September 1894, in Hyde, Cheshire, England, his father, Frederick William Waite, was 29 and his mother, Alice Ann Blades, was 33. He married Ada Slack in 1922, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Bredbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Bramhall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.
English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a watchman, either in a town or castle, from Anglo-Norman French waite ‘watchman, member of the watch’ (of ancient Germanic origin; compare Wachter ). In the Middle Ages the town waits typically combined the functions of watchmen and musicians through being trumpeters or pipers. There may also have been some late confusion with White or Wheat .
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