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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

What did your Wand ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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Wand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Wand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wand 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 Wand. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wand. For the veterans among your Wand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wand Life Expectancy

What is the average Wand lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wand 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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