Want Name Meaning

English: from Middle English want ‘mole’, hence a nickname, perhaps for a short-sighted person. English: topographic name for someone who lived at a crossroad, a dialect form of Went. Dutch: variant of Wand.

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


Similar surnames: Wand, Wang, Wann, Went, Lant, Fant, Wint, Sant, Walt, Watt

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Want Family Origin

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Want Family Occupations

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  • Builder

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Message Boy

    33%

In 1881, the most common Want occupation in Canada was Builder. 33% of Want's were Builders. Builder and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Want. A less common occupation for the Want family was Message Boy.

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Want Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2003, Want life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Want in 1964 was 77, and 83 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Want

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