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|Meaning:||wagon maker or wagon driver|
German (also Wägner) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, German Wagen. The German surname is also well established in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, eastern Europe, and elsewhere as well as in German-speaking countries. 
From Middle High German wagener meaning "cartwright".
From the Germanic "Waganari," meaning wagonmaker or wagon driver. This common occupational surname was often given to one who transported produce or other goods via high-sided wagons or carts. Among some German populations, especially the Pennsylvania Germans, Wagner also denoted a wagon-maker, wainwright, or cartwright.
Individuals with that surname but no separate pageEdit
- Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883), German composer
- Adolph Wagner (1835-1917), German economist
- Otto Wagner (1841-1918), Austrian, one of the founders of modern architecture
- Siegfried Wagner (1869-1930), German musician and son of Richard Wagner
- Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner (1874–1955), U.S. baseball player
- Robert Ferdinand Wagner (1877 – 1953), U.S. Senator (D-NY)
- Robert Ferdinand Wagner, Jr. (1910 – 1991), U.S. politician and mayor of New York City
- Wieland Wagner (1917-1966), German opera director
- Robert John Wagner (1930), popular American film and television actor
- Lindsay Wagner (1949), American actress
- Melinda Wagner (1957), American composer, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in music
- Allison Wagner, American swimmer
- Wagners Wagons Westward by Thelma Behimer Wagner.
- John Wagner and His Twelve Children of Harrison County, Ohio and Surrounding Counties, 1776-1984 by Audrey L. Wagner.
- The Descendants of Michael Wagoner, ca. 1774-1826 by Margaret M. Wagner.
- ^ Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4.
- ^ http://genealogy.about.com/library/surnames/w/bl_name-WAGNER.htm
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