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Wander Family History

Wander Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a builder, one who built walls, from an agent derivative of Middle High German want ‘wall’ (from Old High German wenten ‘to wind or weave’; the earliest domestic walls were of wattle and daub construction, made from woven hurdles packed with clay).German: occupational name for a maker or seller of cloth, from an agent derivative of a reduced form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth’, ‘garment’ (from Old High German giwant, likewise a derivative of wenten ‘to weave’).Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wanderer, a nickname from Yiddish vandern ‘to wander or hike’.

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

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Name Distribution of Wander Families

  • Number of Wander families
     44 - 86
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wander families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wander last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wander Family Origin

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Wander Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wander

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Wander Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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