Wanamaker Family History

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Wanamaker Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Wannemaeker ‘maker of winnowing baskets’. A winnowing basket is a type of object that is now quite unknown, except perhaps in a few museums, but was familiar on every farm in Europe in bygone centuries. Compare the German cognate Wannemacher.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wannamaker, Hammaker, Rademaker, Handsaker, Wandler, Slaymaker

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Wanamaker Family Origin

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Wanamaker Family Occupations

What did your Wanamaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wanamaker family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wanamaker. The most common Wanamaker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Wanamaker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Wanamaker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wanamaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanamaker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wanamaker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wanamaker. For the veterans among your Wanamaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wanamaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanamaker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wanamaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wanamaker in 1943 was 21, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wanamaker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wanamaker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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