Meaning and Origin of: Wayne
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Wagon maker
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from Middle English wain ‘cart’, ‘wagon’ (Old English wægen). Occasionally it may have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished with this sign, probably from the constellation of the Plow, known in the Middle Ages as Charles’s Wain, the reference being to Charlemagne.
- Anthony Wayne and his son Isaac, of English ancestry, came from Ireland to Chester Co., PA, in about 1724. Gen. Anthony Wayne (1745–96), born in Waynesboro, PA, was a prominent military officer in the American Revolution and the Indian war of 1794–95.