Updated January 23, 2020

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : from a place name, Wan City, that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) in Shaanxi province. Descendants of a marquise who was granted the territory adopted the city name as their surname.
  • Chinese : variant of Wen 1.
  • Chinese : variant of Yin 1.
  • Dutch : occupational name for a maker or seller of winnowing fans, from Latin vannus.
  • Scottish : variant of Wann.