Wann Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English wann ‘wan’, ‘pale’ (the meaning of the word in Old English was, conversely, ‘dark’). German: from the personal name Wano, a short form of Wambald (see Wambold). German: topographic name denoting a basket-shaped valley or on a basket-shaped knoll, Middle High German wann(e) ‘basket’ (see Wanner and Wannemacher).

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


Similar surnames: Mann, Dann, Wand, Bann, Gann, Kann, Wang, Cann, Pann, Want

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Wann Family Origin

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Wann Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Ploughman

    7%
  • Cartman

    5%
  • Farm Servant

    5%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Ploughman and Cartman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wann. The most common Wann occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Wann's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wann family was Farm Servant.

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Wann Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Wann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wann in 1957 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wann

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