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Wand Surname Meaning

English: variant of Want perhaps a nickname for a shy or short-sighted person from Old English wand ‘mole’. German: occupational name for a weaver or cloth cutter from a shortened form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth’ ‘garment’. Compare Wander German: topographic name from Middle High German want ‘wall steep rock precipice’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Band, Rand, Wang, Want, Wind, Wann, Hand, Land, Wald, Sand

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Where is the Wand family from?

You can see how Wand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wand families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 120 Wand families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Wand's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wand families in 1891.
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What did your Wand ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wand. 27% of Wand men worked as a Farm Labourer and 82% of Wand women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wand were Builder (master) and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    27%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    16%
  • Railway Clerk
    12%
  • Builder (master)
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Wand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wand. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Wand. For the veterans among your Wand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wand lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wand in 1951 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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