When Alice Matelada Wagner was born on 28 November 1898, in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Waggoner, was 31 and her mother, Alice Matilda Nickerson, was 24. She married Guy P Dunn on 22 May 1915, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died in 1983, at the age of 85, and was buried in Huron Valley Cemetery, Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan, United States.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Wägner): occupational name for a carter and (in some dialects) a cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart, wagon’, German Wagen. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Britain, Poland, and Denmark. In Hungary it is mostly spelled Wágner and Vágner. In Russia, Czechia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Slovakia it is also found in the Slavicized form Vagner . Compare Wagener , Waggener , and Wagoner .
Dutch and perhaps also English: occupational name from Middle Dutch waghenaer ‘carter’ (compare 1 above). The Dutch word is not known to have been borrowed into English before 1600 but the surname Wagner is recorded in Norfolk (England) from 1379, perhaps a substitution of the Dutch word for Middle English wainer. Compare Waggoner .
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