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Wagner Family History

Wagner Name Meaning
German (also Wägner) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, German Wagen. The German surname is also well established in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, eastern Europe, and elsewhere as well as in German-speaking countries.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,130,396 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
215,330 Military Records
102,721 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wagner Families

  • Number of Wagner families
     2,011 - 4,019
     671 - 2,010
     1 - 670
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wagner families
     146 - 289
     49 - 145
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wagner families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wagner Family Origin

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Wagner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wagner

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Wagner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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