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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German, Dutch
Other Forms FormsWanamaker, Wanemaker, Wannamaker, Wannemaker, Wannamacher, Wanemacher, Wanmaker, Wannmacher, Wanner, Waner, Wann, Wanne, Wannen, Wattenmacker, Wattenmaker, Watenmaker, Watmakher

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a maker or seller of baskets, particularly winnowing baskets or fans, derived from Middle High German wanne literally meaning "winnowing basket" and macher meaning "maker". The wanne was a tub-shaped basket or trough (alternatively a fan) used to separate grain from chaff.
Added 12/25/2022 by General9696