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WADE (1) English
Derived from the Old English place name wade
meaning "a ford".
WADE (2) English
From the Old English given name Wada
, a derivative of the word wadan
Means "forever young" from the Japanese waka
"young" and hisa
Originally indicated a person who came from the town of Wakefield, which means literally "field for the yearly wake or festival".
WALDFOGEL German, Jewish
Means "forest bird", derived from the Old High German words wald
meaning "forest" and fogal
Derived from the place name Falkenhorst in Germany, which means "wooded hill inhabited by falcons".
Occupational surname for a person who walked on damp raw cloth in order to thicken it... [more]
From Middle High German walhe, walch
"foreigner from a Romance country", probably a nickname for someone from Italy.
WALLER (1) English
Derived from the Old French gallier
meaning "man with a pleasant temper".
From an English place name meaning "a clearing in a wood, near a lake".
WALSH English, Irish
Means "Celtic", from Middle English walsche
"foreigner" (related to Welsh
From any of several villages in England, from Old English wald
"wall", or wælla
"stream, spring" and ton
WANG (2) Dutch
Nickname for someone with round or rosy cheeks, from Middle Dutch waenge
WANG (3) German
Place name for someone who lived on or near a grassy area, from Middle German wang
, literally "cheek", but also in southern German having the sense "grassy slope or field".
WANG (4) Yiddish
Nickname for a Jew from Hungary, ultimately from Russian Vengria
WARD (1) English
Derived from Old English occupation weard
meaning "guard, watchman".
WARD (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhaird
which means "son of the bard".
Means "warder of the robes", from the Old French warder, garder
"to watch" and robe
Most examples of this surname are probably derived from the Old English wær
meaning "(dweller by the) dam, weir"... [more]
WARREN (1) English
Name for a person who lived near a warrene
, Norman French meaning "animal enclosure" (of Germanic origin).
WARREN (2) English
Originally denoted a person from the town of La Varenne in Normandy.
Place name for someone from the city of Warsaw, which became the capital of Poland after the destruction of Kraków by fire.
From the name of a town, itself derived from Old English wer
"weir, dam" and wic
Derived from the Old French name Gace
, Old German Wazzo
and Frisian Watso
which all are diminutives of Old German names beginning with Wad-
From a place name meaning "town of Wassa", from Old English tun
, meaning town, and Wassa
, a given name derived from Wāðsige
, composed of the elements wāð
"hunt" and sige
Derived from the Middle English given name Wat
, which was a diminutive of the name WALTER
WATSON English, Scottish
Patronymic form of the English and Scottish name Watt
, which came from the extremely popular Middle English given name Wat
, which was a diminutive of the name WALTER... [more]
Denoted a person from Waxweiler, a village in the Eifel region of Germany just north of Trier.
Originally given to a person who lived near a road (a way
Occupational surname meaning "wagon maker", derived from Old English wægn
Occupational name meaning simply "weaver" from the Old English wefan
, Middle English weven... [more]
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba
WECHSLER German, Jewish
Means "money changer, banker" from the German word Geldwechsler
From an Old German given name composed of the elements witu
"woods" and chind
Means "dweller in an outlying settlement (dependent on a larger village)" from the Old English wic
Means "wine seller, producer" from the German Wein
, Middle High German wîn
Habitational name perhaps derived from Wembley in Greater London, named from the Old English given name Wemba
meaning "woodland, clearing".
Means "language, literature, culture" in Chinese.
Referred to one whose characteristics made him stand out, such as being taller or shorter than normal, bald-headed, more clever, more stubborn, and so on... [more]
From a place name which meant "west cottages" in Old English.
WEST English, German
Name for a person who lived to the west of something, or who came from the west.
From a place in southern England (Hampshire, Devon) meaning "from west of the brook".
From a place name meaning "west meadow" in Old English.
Means "weatherman" perhaps referring to someone who foretold the weather, from the German wetter
Originally indicated a person from Whinneray (Cumbria), England.
From an Old English place name composed of hwit
"white" and aecer
This originated as a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion.
Originally from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English.
From an English place name: Old English hwit
"white" and mor
Habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire... [more]
Means "dweller in an outlying settlement that was dependent on a larger village" from the Latin vicus
Means "noble and worthy". From the Breton given name Wiucon
From the nickname Wildbor
meaning "wild boar" in Middle English.
Possibly means "dweller by the wild (animal's) den" from the German grube
"hollow, pit" and wild
From an English place name, derived from the given name Venta
, of unknown meaning, combined with Latin castra
From a place name derived from Old English wynn
"meadow" and feld
Derived from the Old English name Wynstan
meaning "joy stone".
means "vale" or "lowland", so Winterbottom
probably refers to a winter pasture in a lowland valley.
WINTHER (1) German
From the German given name Winther
(Old High German winid
"Wend, Sorb" and heri
Derived from the name of villages meaning "enclosure belonging to WINE
" in Old English.
Originally given to a person who dwelt at or near a sheep enclosure, Middle English wether
"sheep" and spong
"strip of land".
Means "wolf" either from the many Germanic names beginning with the element wolf
or as a nickname.
WOOD English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a wood or forest, derived from Middle English wode
Means "from the home near the wood", derived from Old English wudu
"wood" and ham
Occupational surname meaning "ward of the wood" or "guardian of the wood".
Derived from a place name in Suffolk, England meaning "enclosed homestead".
Denoted someone who hailed from any of the various places of that name in Northern England from the Old Norse vrá
meaning "corner, recess".
WRIGHT (1) English
From Old English wryhta
meaning "worker", an occupational name for someone who was a craftsman... [more]
WRIGHT (2) English
Americanized form of French Le Droit
, a nickname for an upright person, from Old French droit
Nickname from Middle Low German wruk
meaning "cantankerous"... [more]
From the name of a Chinese kingdom.
Means "from the house on the lane", based on the Scottish word wynd
, a "lane", and the Anglo-Saxon ham
, a "home"... [more]
Derived from the given name Wyrzyk
which is of unknown etymology.