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The German territory of Silesia is the noble birthplace of the surname Wagener. 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.

Wagener Early Origins



The surname Wagener 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.

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Wagener Spelling Variations


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Wagener Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wagner, Wegner, Wagoner, Wagener, Waganer, Waggener and many more.

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Wagener Early History


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Wagener Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagener 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 Wagener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wagener Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wagener Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Wagener 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 Wagener Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wagener Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paulus Wagener, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Abraham Wagener, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johan Wagener, aged 16, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Peter Wagener, aged 16, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Andrew Wagener, who arrived in New Jersey in 1763-1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wagener Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Wagener, aged 27, arrived in America in 1844
  • John Wagener, aged 26, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1847
  • Dovertina Wagener, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • Joseph Wagener, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Isaac Wagener, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wagener Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Barbara Wagener, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Henrich Wagener, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mana Wagener, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Wagener, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Wagener, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagener (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagener (post 1700)



  • David Douglas Wagener (1792-1860), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • George Wagener, American politician from New York in the 1800s
  • Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wagener (1782-1861), German banker and patron of the arts
  • Leutnant Werner Wagener (b. 1894), German World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories
  • Carl Wagener (1901-1988), German Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Pater Sigbert Wagener OFMCap (1919-2004), German Capuchin priest, a teacher, a scientist and naturalist
  • Otto Wagener (1888-1971), German major general
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Hermann Wagener (1815-1889), Prussian jurist, chief editor of the Kreuzzeitung

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Wagener Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagener 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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