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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax, from Wax with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.
  • Americanized spelling of the German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) cognate Wachsmann (see Wachs).

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