Want Family History
Want Name Meaning
English: from Middle English wand want ‘mole’ (Old English wand) perhaps a nickname for a short-sighted person. Perhaps occasionally a nickname from Old French want ‘glove’ but this is much less likely. English: topographic name for someone who lived at a cross-road (from Middle English want ‘cross-roads’) a dialect form of Went . Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a glove maker from Middle Dutch wante ‘glove’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022