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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.

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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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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
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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
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Wagoner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Otto Wagoner, who landed in Arkansas in 1906
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  • 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
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  • The Descendants of Michael Wagoner, ca. 1774-1826 by Margaret M. Wagner.
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    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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