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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wannamaker



The Wannamaker 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.

Wannamaker Early Origins



The surname Wannamaker was first found in Germany, where the name Wannamaker 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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Wannamaker Spelling Variations


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Wannamaker 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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Wannamaker Early History


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Wannamaker Early History



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

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Wannamaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wannamaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wannamaker 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:

Wannamaker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Wannamaker, age 24. who arrived at the port of Philadelphi in 1738
  • Jacob Wannamaker, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Wannamaker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Wannamaker U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 she relocated from her husbands land grant, remarried at a later date to Sgt. John Post [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wannamaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wannamaker (post 1700)



  • William Whetstone III Wannamaker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1972
  • William Whetstone Wannamaker Jr. (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1956, 1960; Member of Republican National Committee from South Carolina, 1956-66
  • Julius Wannamaker, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Anderson, South Carolina, 1930-32 (acting, 1930-32)
  • J. B. Wannamaker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1940

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Wannamaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wannamaker 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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