When Jeremiah Waite was born on 3 February 1791, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Waites, was 20 and his mother, Rosannah Christine Rikard, was 21. He married Elizabeth Moore about 1828, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 18 August 1860, at the age of 69.
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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