Wagoner Family History

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Wagoner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a carter, from an agent derivative of Old English wagen ‘cart’, ‘wagon’. Americanized form of German Wagner.

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

Similar surnames: Wagner, Wainer, Waggoner, Gager, Wigner, Warner, Wagener, Lardner

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Wagoner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wagoner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wagoner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Wagoner Family Origin

Where is the Wagoner family from?

Wagoner Family Occupations

What did your Wagoner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wagoner family was Farming. The most common Wagoner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Wagoner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wagoner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wagoner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wagoner Historical Records

What Wagoner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Wagoner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wagoner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wagoner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Wagoner. For the veterans among your Wagoner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wagoner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wagoner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wagoner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wagoner in 1942 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wagoner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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