When Stephen E Waite was born on 11 October 1761, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Reverend William Waite, was 31 and his mother, Mary Nichols, was 29. He married Jemima Babcock on 12 October 1786, in White Creek, White Creek, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died in March 1842, in Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in South Napoli Cemetery, Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.
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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