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Early Origins of the Wands family


The surname Wands was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Great Yarmouth and Stoughton.

Early History of the Wands family


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Wands Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wands include Wantron, Wonton, Wanton, Wantown, Wantoon, Wantune, Wandon, Wand, Want and many more.

Early Notables of the Wands family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wands family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wands or a variant listed above:

Wands Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nellie Wands, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "State of Nebraska" from Glasgow via Moville [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y8-Z3V : 6 December 2014), Nellie Wands, 26 Sep 1893; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wands Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrew Wands, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXJ2-12Z : 6 December 2014), Andrew Wands, 10 Jun 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Ann Wands, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9B-FZN : 6 December 2014), Mary Ann Wands, 17 Oct 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas H. Wands, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Monmouth" from Manchester, U.K. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W9-Q32 : 6 December 2014), Thomas H. Wands, 30 Jun 1919; citing departure port New York, arrival port Manchester, U.K., ship name Monmouth, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Phillip Joseph Wands, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64H-MY7 : 6 December 2014), Phillip Joseph Wands, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Elizabeth Wands, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64H-MYW : 6 December 2014), Mary Elizabeth Wands, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Wands (post 1700)


  • Edward H. Wands, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y8-Z3V : 6 December 2014), Nellie Wands, 26 Sep 1893; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXJ2-12Z : 6 December 2014), Andrew Wands, 10 Jun 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9B-FZN : 6 December 2014), Mary Ann Wands, 17 Oct 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W9-Q32 : 6 December 2014), Thomas H. Wands, 30 Jun 1919; citing departure port New York, arrival port Manchester, U.K., ship name Monmouth, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64H-MY7 : 6 December 2014), Phillip Joseph Wands, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64H-MYW : 6 December 2014), Mary Elizabeth Wands, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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