Want Name Meaning

English: from Middle English want ‘mole’, hence a nickname, perhaps for a short-sighted person. English: topographic name for someone who lived at a crossroad, a dialect form of Went. Dutch: variant of Wand.

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


Similar surnames: Wand, Wang, Wann, Went, Lant, Fant, Wint, Sant, Walt, Watt

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Want Family Origin

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Want Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Brickmaker

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Want occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Want's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Want family was Bricklayer. Labourer, Brickmaker and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Want.

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Want Historical Records

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Want Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2003, Want life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Want in 1964 was 77, and 83 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Want

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