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

From a place name meaning "settlement belonging to Wassa's people", from the given name WASSA and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town". A famous bearer was George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States.
Entry updated January 10, 2017