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Wallace Surname and Variants

Research your Wallace Families here. Post your findings or questions in the group forum. See the featured topic for known variants.

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Wallace
Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.
Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Wallach
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German walhe, walch ‘foreigner from a Romance country’, most probably a nickname for someone from Italy.
German: habitational name from Wallach, a place near Wesel.
Scottish: variant of Wallace.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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Wallis family of St Luke Old St London

Started by Janet Colledge Nov 7, 2012.

Thomas WALLACE born Stirlingshire, Scotland 3 Replies

Started by Lillian Patricia Galovich. Last reply by Lillian Patricia Galovich Feb 6, 2011.

William Wallace born 1809, Dundonald, Scotland

Started by Ann Stewart Oct 10, 2010.

 

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