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The German territory of Silesia is the noble birthplace of the surname Wagoner. 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.
The surname Wagoner 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wagner, Wegner, Wagoner, Wagener, Waganer, Waggener and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagoner 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 Wagoner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 179 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wagoner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wagoner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Wagoner, who arrived in Maryland in 1702-1703
- Sebastian Wagoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
- Elias Wagoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
- William Wagoner, aged 42, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
- Johans Wagoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
Wagoner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Yorick Wagoner, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
- Jacob Wagoner, aged 25, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
- John Wagoner, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
- Henry Wagoner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
- Christopher Wagoner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
Wagoner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Otto Wagoner, who landed in Arkansas in 1906
- Winfred E. Wagoner (1888-1948), American educator
- Murray Van Wagoner (1898-1986), American politician, 38th Governor of Michigan from 1941 to 1942
- Mark Wagoner (b. 1971), American politician, formerly in the Ohio House of Representatives
- Kenneth S. Wagoner (1911-1998), American professor and skin scientist
- George Richard "Rick" Wagoner Jr. (b. 1953), American businessman, former General Motors chief executive officer
- Porter Wagoner (1927-2007), American country music singer, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame
- David Wagoner (b. 1926), American poet, nominee for two National Book Awards
- James Van Wagoner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1950
- Garret Van Wagoner, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1865-66
- C. S. Van Wagoner, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1849-50
- The Descendants of Michael Wagoner, ca. 1774-1826 by Margaret M. Wagner.
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- Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
The Wagoner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagoner 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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