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Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsWachsmann (German and Jewish)

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax from wax "wax" plus Middle English man "man". According to the Oxford English Dictionary wax-man is an obsolete term for an officer of a trade guild who collected contributions from members for wax candles to be used in processions. Americanized and anglicized form of Wachsmann
Added 1/3/2023 by Paradiso36