Wanner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wanner family

The surname Wanner was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Wanner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wanner research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1596 is included under the topic Early Wanner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wanner 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 and many more.

Early Notables of the Wanner family (pre 1700)

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United States Wanner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wanner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ludwig Wanner, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Ludwig Wanner, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]
  • Moses Wanner, who arrived in America in 1723 [1]
  • Jacob Wanner, a Palatine, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Martin Wanner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wanner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Wanner, who settled in Illinois in 1860
  • George Wanner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Henry Wanner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Christian Wanner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]
  • Ester Wanner, aged 72, who landed in New York, NY in 1879 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wanner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wanner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Conradt Wanner, who arrived at Lunenberg, Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Conradt Wanner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Henrich Wanner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
Wanner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Wanner, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Tobias Wanner, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Wanner (post 1700) +

  • Nevin M. Wanner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904 [2]
  • Lucinda O. Wanner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964, 1972 [2]
  • Joel B. Wanner, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1856-57, 1861-63 [2]
  • J. Conrad Wanner, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900 [2]
  • A. L. Wanner, American politician, Village President of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1942 [2]
  • Clarence Curtis "Johnny," "Jack" Wanner (1885-1919), American Major League Baseball player who played shortstop for the New York Highlanders in the 1909 season
  • Zukiswa Wanner, South African journalist and novelist; her first novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007
  • Richard Wanner (b. 1962), former Australian Rules footballer
  • Florian Wanner (b. 1978), German gold and bronze medalist judoka in 2003
  • Rudolf Wanner (b. 1951), Austrian ski jumper at the 1976 Winter Olympics


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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