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


Similar surnames: Band, Rand, Wang, Want, Wind, Wann, Hand, Land, Wald, Sand

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Wand Family Origin

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Wand Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Merchant

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wand family was Merchant. The most common Wand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Wand's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wand.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Wand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wand in 1951 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wand

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