Wander Family History
Wander Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a builder one who built walls from an agent derivative of Middle High German want ‘wall’ (from Old High German wenten ‘to wind or weave’; the earliest domestic walls were of wattle and daub construction made from woven hurdles packed with clay). German: occupational name for a maker or seller of cloth from an agent derivative of a shortened form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth garment’ (from Old High German giwant likewise a derivative of wenten ‘to weave’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wanderer a nickname from Yiddish vandern ‘to wander or hike’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press