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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Wanamaker Historical Records

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Wanamaker Life Expectancy

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