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

Waggoner Early Origins



The surname Waggoner 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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Waggoner Spelling Variations


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Waggoner Spelling Variations



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

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Waggoner Early History


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Waggoner Early History



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

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Waggoner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waggoner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Waggoner 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 Waggoner 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:

Waggoner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Melker Waggoner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Christopher Waggoner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • George Waggoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Yost Waggoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Ulrick Waggoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waggoner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Waggoner, who arrived in New York in 1800
  • Michael Waggoner, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • Joseph Waggoner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Lutanus Waggoner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • William Waggoner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waggoner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Waggoner U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Matilda [South Dundas], United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacob Waggoner Sr., U.E., (Wagoner, Wagner) who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Edward Waggoner U.E. who settled in Bear River, Digby County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 married to Anna Spring having 5 children, he died in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waggoner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waggoner (post 1700)



  • Daniel Waggoner (1828-1902), early American settler from Lincoln County, Tennessee who became a rancher and businessman in Texas, founder of Waggoner Ranch, which spanned eight counties
  • William Thomas Waggoner (1852-1934), American rancher, oilman, banker, horsebreeder and philanthropist, owner of the Waggoner Ranch, where he found oil in 1903
  • Tim Waggoner, American author of numerous novels, two short story collections
  • Lyle Wesley Waggoner (b. 1935), American actor and former model, known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1974) and for his role as Steve Trevor on Wonder Woman (1975-1979)
  • Jeff Waggoner, American college baseball coach, current head coach of the Marshall Thundering Herd baseball team
  • James Thomas "Jabo" Waggoner (b. 1937), American politician, Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate (2010-2014)
  • Guy Waggoner (1883-1950), American rancher and business executive who inherited one quarter of the Waggoner Ranch
  • Ellet Joseph "E.J." Waggoner (1855-1916), American Seventh-day Adventist
  • Electra Waggoner (1882-1925), American rancher and socialite from Texas, heiress to the Waggoner Ranch, eponym of Electra, Texas
  • E. Paul Waggoner (1889-1967), American rancher and horsebreeder from Texas, son of William Thomas Waggoner
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Waggoner


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Suggested Readings for the name Waggoner



  • The Descendants of Michael Wagoner, ca. 1774-1826 by Margaret M. Wagner.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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