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  1. Wakefieldnoun

    An industrial city in northern England; traditionally a centre for the cloth industry.

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  1. Wakefield

    Wakefield is a cathedral city in West Yorkshire, England located on the River Calder. The city had a population of 153,075 in the 2021 census, up from 99,251 in the 2011 census. The city is the administrative centre of the wider City of Wakefield metropolitan district, which had a 2021 population of 353,368, the 23rd most populous district in England. It is part of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area and the Yorkshire and The Humber region. In 1888, it was one of the last group of towns to gain city status due to having a cathedral. The city has a town hall and county hall, as the former administrative centre of the city's county borough and metropolitan borough as well as county town to both the West Riding of Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, respectively. The Battle of Wakefield took place in the Wars of the Roses, and the city was a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War. Wakefield became an important market town and centre for wool, exploiting its position on the navigable River Calder to become an inland port. In the 18th century, Wakefield traded in corn, coal mining and textiles.


  1. Wakefield

    Wakefield is the main settlement and administrative centre of the City of Wakefield, a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire, England. Located by the River Calder, on the eastern edge of the Pennines, the urban area is 2,062 hectares and had a population of 76,886 in 2001. Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers ... so that all vitaile is very good and chepe there. A right honest man shall fare well for 2d. a meal. ... There be plenti of se coal in the quarters about Wakefield". The site of a battle during the Wars of the Roses and a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, Wakefield developed in spite of setbacks to become an important market town and centre for wool, exploiting its position on the navigable River Calder to become an inland port. During the 18th century Wakefield continued to develop through trade in corn, coal mining and textiles and in 1888 its parish church, with Saxon origins, acquired cathedral status. The town became the county town and seat of the West Riding County Council in 1889 and the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Council from 1974 until it was dissolved in 1986.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wakefield

    a borough of Yorkshire, 9 m. S. of Leeds; has large woollen and other manufactures.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wakefield

    A town of England, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 26 miles from York. Near it is the site of a battle between Margaret, the queen of Henry VI., and the Duke of York, in which the latter was slain, and 3000 Yorkists fell upon the field, December 31, 1460. The death of the duke, who aspired to the crown, seemed to fix the good fortune of Margaret; but the Earl of Warwick espoused the cause of the duke’s son, the Earl of March, afterwards Edward IV., and the civil war was continued.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wakefield is ranked #2472 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wakefield surname appeared 14,587 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Wakefield.

    80.8% or 11,797 total occurrences were White.
    13.4% or 1,955 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 327 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 317 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 115 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 77 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wakefield in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wakefield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Wakefield in a Sentence

  1. Michael Osterholm:

    So, by about 2008, we started to see the vaccine rates drop as the word got through the Somali community that autism was linked to measles vaccination, in the years since then, Andrew Wakefield has actually been brought in several times to the Somali community here in Minnesota to actually give presentations supporting this information. ... His work has been retracted.

  2. Mike Wakefield:

    This guy came in with a gun waving it, saying it's time to die. He pointed the gun at his son and Dustin Wakefield said,' He's only a boy,' dustin Wakefield stood up between the gunman and the baby and he shot him. He shot him multiple times on the ground.

  3. Rochelle Walensky:

    I am confident that the appointment of Mary Wakefield will be instrumental in accomplishing our goals to modernize and optimize The CDC, it is clear that Mary Wakefield is an action-oriented leader who can lead effective change.

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