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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


Similar surnames: Wainer, Wager, Wapner, Wagoner, Wigner, Hafner, Wanner, Banner

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Wagner Family Origin

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Wagner Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wagner. The most common Wagner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wagner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wagner family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Wagner Historical Records

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Wagner Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Wagner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1940. The average life expectancy for Wagner in 1940 was 100, and 76 in 2004.

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