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Subject: Re: name meaning and origin
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: November 16, 2004 at 9:34 PM
Reply to: name meaning and origin by Gretchen Gundrum

My first idea was: WAGNER (carriage maker),a very common German name (rank 7 in Germany), with the N dropped for some reason; but I couldn't find any evidence for this, so let's forget about it.

In my book (Duden, Familiennamen 2004) I did find WAGER, meaning "weigher", somebody in charge of the public weigh-house of a medevial city. The different spellings may have variant reasons, I don't know.

Andy ;—)

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  • name meaning and origin - Gretchen Gundrum  Nov 16 2004, 5:31 PM
    • Re: name meaning and origin - Andy ;—)  Nov 16 2004, 9:34 PM