Meaning and Origin of Wagner - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Wagner

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Dutch : Wagon driver
  • German : Wagon maker

Family name origins & meanings:

  • German (also Wägner) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, German Wagen. The German surname is also well established in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, eastern Europe, and elsewhere as well as in German-speaking countries.

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