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The Wann name is derived from the Middle High German word "wanne," which was a type of basket. The surname is of occupational origin for a maker or seller of winnowing fans, which were baskets used to clean grain.

Wann Early Origins



The surname Wann was first found in Germany, where the name Wann came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. A bearer of Wanner is on record in Isny in the year 1250. Documents from 1301 show a Rudolf genannt (called) Wanner, who was an assessor at the court of Esslingen. Families of this name later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Wann Spelling Variations


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Wann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wanner, Waner, Wanler, Wenner, Wanen, Wanern, Wönner, Weiner, Wienner, Wonnen, Winner, Weynner, Wuynner, Weynen, Wansen, Wenser, Wannamaker, Wannameiker, Wennmaker, Wannamacher, Wannemacher and many more.

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Wann Early History


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Wann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wann research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1414, 1540, 1585, and 1666 are included under the topic Early Wann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wann 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:

Wann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Wann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Peter Wann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Wann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hyndman Wann, who arrived in Iowa in 1882
  • Elsa Wann, aged 16, who settled in America from Gottenburg, in 1892

Wann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alma V. Wann, aged 18, who landed in America from Gothenburg, in 1903
  • James Wann, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • George Wann, aged 22, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1914
  • Christina D. Wann, aged 35, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1920
  • Archibald Herbert Wann, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Howden, England, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wann (post 1700)



  • Walter Carl Wann Jr. (1921-1942), American seaman, Silver Star recipient, eponym of the USS Walter C. Wann (DE-412)
  • Norman G. "Happy" Wann, American football, basketball, baseball, and tennis coach
  • Keith Wann (b. 1969), American deaf stage actor and comedian
  • J. B. Wann, American politician, Mayor of Springfield, Missouri, 1957
  • Alexander Halley Wann (b. 1940), Scottish footballer
  • Dennis Wann (b. 1950), English former professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. 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).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Wann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wann 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 18 January 2016 at 11:58.

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