Wanner Family History

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Wanner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a winnower, someone who used a winnowing basket or fan to separate grain from chaff (see Wannemacher). German: topographic name for someone who lived in a basket-shaped valley or on a basket-shaped knoll (see Wann), the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Danner, Tanner, Banner, Wander, Wapner, Kanner, Kasner, Sandner

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Wanner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wanner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wanner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wanner Family Origin

Where is the Wanner family from?

Wanner Family Occupations

What did your Wanner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wanner occupation in Canada was Printer. 25% of Wanner's were Printers. Printer, Cooper and Farm Labour were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wanner. A less common occupation for the Wanner family was Farmer.

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  • Printer

  • Cooper

  • Farm Labour

  • Farmer


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

Wanner Historical Records

What Wanner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Wanner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wanner. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wanner. For the veterans among your Wanner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wanner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wanner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wanner in 1943 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wanner 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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