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