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Wanamaker Family History

Wanamaker Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wannemacher . Compare Wanemaker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wannamaker, Hammaker, Rademaker, Handsaker, Wandler, Slaymaker

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Where is the Wanamaker family from?

You can see how Wanamaker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wanamaker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wanamaker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Wanamaker families living in New Jersey. This was about 79% of all the recorded Wanamaker's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Wanamaker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wanamaker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wanamaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wanamaker. 21% of Wanamaker men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Wanamaker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wanamaker were Farm Laborer and Office Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Domestic
    8%
  • Office Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wanamaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanamaker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wanamaker. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Wanamaker. For the veterans among your Wanamaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wanamaker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wanamaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wanamaker in 1943 was 21, and 79 in 2004.

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