Wann Family History

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Wann Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English wann ‘wan’, ‘pale’ (the meaning of the word in Old English was, conversely, ‘dark’). German: from the 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Wann Family Origin

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Wann Family Occupations

What did your Wann ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Landlady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wann. 63% of Wann men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    63%
  • Carpenter
    25%
  • Agent
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Landlady
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Wann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wann 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 Wann. 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 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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Wann Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wann 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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