The German territory of Silesia
is the noble birthplace of the surname Wagaman. The name is derived from the Middle High German term "wagener," meaning "one who drives or makes wagons," and would likely have been initially borne by a wheelwright or carriage maker.
Early Origins of the Wagaman family
The surname Wagaman was first found in Saxony
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Prominent in social affairs, the name became an important part of these turbulent regions as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Wagaman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagaman research.Another 519 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1656, 1845, 1812, 1762, 1742, 1745, 1660, 1717, 1747, 1779, 1813, 1883, 1869 and 1930 are included under the topic Early Wagaman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wagaman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wagner, Wegner, Wagoner, Wagener, Waganer, Waggener and many more.
Early Notables of the Wagaman family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Wagaman at this time were Gabriel Wagner (c.1660-c.1717), a radical German philosopher and materialist who wrote under the nom-de-plume Realis de Vienna; Heinrich Leopold Wagner (1747-1779), who was a German dramatist of the Storm and Stress period. The most famous Wagner is unquestionably Richard Wagner... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wagaman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wagaman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Wagner, who immigrated to America with his wife and two children in 1709; Abraham Wagner came to Philadelphia in 1737; as did Christoph Wagner in 1747.