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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.WAWL-tən
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Meaning & History

From the name of any of several villages in England, derived from Old English wealh "foreigner, Celt", weald "forest", weall "wall", or well "well, spring, water hole" combined with tun "enclosure".

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Entry updated January 10, 2017   Contribute