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Wann Name Meaning

English (northern; Durham) and Scottish (Fife): from Older Scots and Middle English wan ‘wan pale’. German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wano a short form of Wambald (see Wambold ). German: topographic name denoting a basket-shaped valley or on a basket-shaped knoll Middle High German wann(e) ‘basket’ (see Wanner and Wannemacher ).

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

Similar surnames: Mann, Dann, Wand, Bann, Gann, Kann, Wang, Cann, Pann, Want

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Where is the Wann family from?

You can see how Wann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Wann families living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Wann's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Wann families in 1840.
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What did your Wann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wann. 24% of Wann men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wann women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wann were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Nurse
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wann. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Wann. For the veterans among your Wann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wann lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wann in 1957 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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