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Where did the English Wagonner family come from? What is the English Wagonner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wagonner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wagonner family history?
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wagonner are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wagonner include: Wagner, Waggoner, Wagoner, Waggener, Wagener, Wiggoner, Wigoner and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagonner research. Another 274 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Wagonner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wagonner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wagonner or a variant listed above: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Wagonner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagonner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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