From About.com the following information on the origins and meaning of the Wagner surname with its alternate spellings or Waggoner or Wagoner:
Definition: 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.
Surname Origin: German, English
Alternate Surname Spellings: WAGGONER, WAGONER
The Waggonner surname in my family is from my 2nd Great Grandmother on my father’s side of the family: Arreve Revy Waggonner who married William Thompson. For a long time she was one of my major brick wall ancestors as I could really find almost nothing at all about her and then a few weeks ago I did another search on Ancestry.com and found another researcher who had her listed with a first husband I hadn’t known before that search. With some follow-up research, I located marriage licenses and census records to prove the connection and I now know at least a little more of her life!
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