Wander Family History

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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 reduced 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

Similar surnames: Mander, Wunder, Gander, Zander, Lander, Winder, Ander, Hader, Bader

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Wander Family Origin

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Wander Family Occupations

What did your Wander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wander. A less common occupation for the Wander family was Tailor. The most common Wander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Wander's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Grocer

  • Tailor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wander ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wander 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Wander. For the veterans among your Wander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wander Life Expectancy

What is the average Wander lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wander in 1952 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wander 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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