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

Wagner Early Origins



The surname Wagner 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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Wagner Spelling Variations


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Wagner Spelling Variations



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

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Wagner Early History


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Wagner Early History



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

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Wagner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wagner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Wagner 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 Wagner 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:

Wagner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Wagner, who immigrated to America with his wife and two children in 1709
  • Carl Wagner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Augustus Wagner, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Abraham Wagner came to Philadelphia in 1737
  • Antonus Wagner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wagner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Wagner came to Mississippi at the age of 18 in 1820
  • Augustus Wagner settled in Baltimore in 1823
  • Conrad Wagner, who landed in Maryland in 1826
  • Adam Wagner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Anton Wagner, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wagner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emil Wagner, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1903

Wagner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cathrina Wagner, aged 50, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Charlotte Wagner, aged 17, arrived in Quebec in 1893

Wagner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Therese Wagner, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

Wagner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Wagner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rob Roy" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagner (post 1700)



  • Michael J. Wagner (1941-2014), American businessman and politician, Member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1974-1977) and Senate (1978-1994)
  • Peter J. Wagner (b. 1964), American paleontologist and curator at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Gary Edward Wagner (b. 1940), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Milton "Milt" Wagner (b. 1963), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Ryan Scott Wagner (b. 1982), American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Paul Allen Wagner (b. 1967), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Dick Wagner (b. 1942), American rock music guitarist, songwriter and author, best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and KISS
  • David Wagner (b. 1974), American wheelchair tennis player
  • Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner (1874-1955), nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman", American Major League Baseball shortstop, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936
  • William Edward "Billy the Kid" Wagner (b. 1971), American retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wagner Historic Events


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Wagner Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Raymond Ronald Wagner (1936-1988), American First Officer from Pennington, New Jersey, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Wagner


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Suggested Readings for the name Wagner



  • Wagners Wagons Westward by Thelma Behimer Wagner.
  • John Wagner and His Twelve Children of Harrison County, Ohio and Surrounding Counties, 1776-1984 by Audrey L. Wagner.
  • The Descendants of Michael Wagoner, ca. 1774-1826 by Margaret M. Wagner.

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Wagner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Wagner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagner 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 October 2016 at 15:19.

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