Waxman Family History
Waxman Name Meaning
English (London): occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax from Wax + Middle English man ‘man’. According to the Oxford English Dictionary wax-man is an obsolete term for an officer of a trade guild who collected contributions from members for wax candles to be used in processions. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wachsmann a cognate of 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press