The history behind one's surname tends to be even more fascinating, as they typically derive from something that has to do with their ancestry. So I went ahead and did a little research about myself, and according to meaning-of-names.com, Van Wagoner means "one who was a cartwright". Seriously?
I was really hoping it'd be more interesting than that. Now I imagine my ancestors as Bubble's from Trailer Park Boys, stealing, fixing and re-selling shopping carts for $18 dollars a piece.