Wagman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Wagman is derived from several possible origins. In most cases, the name comes from the Germanic personal name Wigman, which is in turn derived from the Old High German word "wigan" meaning "to fight," or from "wih" meaning "holy." The surname Wagman may also be occupational in origin, from the trade or profession of the original bearer. In this instance, the name would derive from the Swabian term "Wegman," Swabian for "herb," and the original bearer would have worked in some way with herbs. In other cases Wagman, was likely derived from the word "Wege," meaning "a road" or "path, " suggesting that tha surname was firs born by someone who lived near a road or path.

Early Origins of the Wagman family

The surname Wagman was first found in Germany, where the name Wagman came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries.

Early History of the Wagman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagman research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1390, 1469, 1536, 1557, 1583, 1586, 1589, 1616, 1628, 1648, 1656, 1789, 1794, 1795, 1823, 1828, 1846, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Wagman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wagman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wegman, Wegmann, Wägmann, Wagmann,Wegemann and many more.

Early Notables of the Wagman family (pre 1700)

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United States Wagman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wagman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abm Wagman, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Wagman, aged 28, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Christopher Wagman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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