Wand Family History
Wand Name Meaning
English: perhaps a nickname for a shy or short-sighted person, from Old English wand ‘mole’. Compare Want. German: occupational name for a weaver or cloth cutter, from a reduced form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth’, ‘garment’. Compare Wander 2. German: topographic name from Middle High German want ‘wall’, ‘steep rock’, ‘precipice’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a glove maker, from Middle Dutch wante ‘glove’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press