Surnames Starting with W

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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 "to go".
WÄGNER     German
Variant of WAGNER
WAGNER     German
From Middle High German wagener meaning "cartwright"... [more]
WÄHNER     German
Variant of WAGNER
WAHNER     German
Variant of WAGNER
WAKAHISA     Japanese
Means "forever young" from the Japanese waka "young" and hisa "longevity, ancient".
WAKEFIELD     English
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 meaning "bird".
WALDROUP     Scottish
Variant of WARDROBE
WALDVOGEL     German, Jewish
Variant spelling of WALDFOGEL.
WALENTOWICZ     Polish
Means "son of WALENTY".
WALKENHORST     German
Derived from the place name Falkenhorst in Germany, which means "wooded hill inhabited by falcons".
WALKER     English
Occupational surname for a person who walked on damp raw cloth in order to thicken it... [more]
WALLACE     Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger" from the Norman French waleis... [more]
WALLACH     Yiddish
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".
WALLER (2)     English
Derived from the Middle English walle denoting a builder of walls... [more]
WALLIS     Scottish, English
Variant of WALLACE
WALMSLEY     English
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).
WALTER     English, German
Derived from the given name WALTER.
WALTERS     English
Derived from the given name WALTER.
WALTERSON     English, Swedish
Means "son of WALTER".
WALTERSSON     Swedish
Variant of WALTERSON
WALTHER     German
From the German given name WALTHER.
WALTON     English
From any of several villages in England, from Old English wald "wood", wall "wall", or wælla "stream, spring" and ton "town".
WALTZ     German
Diminutive of WALTHER.
WANG (1)     Chinese
Means "king" or "prince" in Chinese... [more]
WANG (2)     Dutch
Nickname for someone with round or rosy cheeks, from Middle Dutch waenge, "cheek".
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 "Hungary".
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".
WARD (3)     Yiddish
Adopted by bearers of Yiddish surnames like WARSZAWSKI or WARSHAWSKY, which start with a similar sound to the English Ward.
WARD (4)     English
Americanized form of French GUÉRIN.
WARDROBE     English
Means "warder of the robes", from the Old French warder, garder "to watch" and robe.
WARE     English
Most examples of this surname are probably derived from the Old English wær meaning "(dweller by the) dam, weir"... [more]
WARNER     German, English
Variant of WERNER
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.
WARRICK     English
Variant of WARWICK
WARSHAWSKY     Yiddish
Yiddish or American spelling of WARSZAWSKI.
WARSZAWSKI     Polish
Place name for someone from the city of Warsaw, which became the capital of Poland after the destruction of Kraków by fire.
WARWICK     English
From the name of a town, itself derived from Old English wer "weir, dam" and wic "dairy farm".
WASH     English
Derived from the Old French name Gace, Old German Wazzo and Frisian Watso which all are diminutives of Old German names beginning with Wad- or Warin-.
WASHINGTON     English
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 "victory"... [more]
WASYLYK     Ukrainian
Derived from the given name WASYL.
WASYLYSHYN     Ukrainian
Means "son of WASYL's wife".
WATANABE     Japanese
From wata meaning "cross" and nabe meaning "bank".
WATERMAN (1)     English
Means "servant of WALTER".
WATERMAN (2)     English, Dutch
Occupational surname for a boatman or a water carrier... [more]
WATERS (1)     English
Originally given to a person who lived near the water.
WATERS (2)     Scottish
Patronymic form of WALTER.
WATKINS     English
Derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, 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 or Watt, which was a diminutive of the name WALTER... [more]
WAUTERS     Dutch
Variant of WOLTERS
WAWRZASZEK     Polish
Means "son of WAWRZYNIEC".
WAXWEILER     German
Denoted a person from Waxweiler, a village in the Eifel region of Germany just north of Trier.
WAY     English
Originally given to a person who lived near a road (a way).
WAYNE     English
Occupational surname meaning "wagon maker", derived from Old English wægn "wagon"... [more]
WEAVER     English
Occupational name meaning simply "weaver" from the Old English wefan, Middle English weven... [more]
WEBB     English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba.
WEBER     German
Variant of WEEBER, used more commonly today in Germany.
WEBSTER     English
Occupational name meaning "weaver", from Old English webba.
WECHSLER     German, Jewish
Means "money changer, banker" from the German word Geldwechsler "money changer".
WEDEKIND     German
From an Old German given name composed of the elements witu "woods" and chind "child".
WEEBER     German
From the German for "weaver".
WEEKES     English
Means "dweller in an outlying settlement (dependent on a larger village)" from the Old English wic.
WEGENER     Low German
Low German variant of WAGNER
WEGNER     Low German
Low German variant of WAGNER
WEHNER     German
Variant of WAGNER
WEHUNT     German
Americanized form of German WIEGAND
WEIGAND     German
Variant of WIEGAND
WEIMAN     German
Means "wine seller, producer" from the German Wein, Middle High German wîn.
WEINER     German
Variant of WAGNER
WEISS     German
From Middle High German wiz meaning "white"... [more]
WEIß     German
Variant of WEISS
WELCH     English
Variant of WALSH
WELLS     English
Derived from Middle English welle meaning "well"... [more]
WELTER     German
Variant of WALTER
WEMBLEY     English
Habitational name perhaps derived from Wembley in Greater London, named from the Old English given name Wemba and leah meaning "woodland, clearing".
WEN     Chinese
Means "language, literature, culture" in Chinese.
WENDEL     German
Derived from the given name WENDEL.
WENDELL     German
Derived from the given name WENDEL.
WENTRCEK     Czech
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]
WERNER     German
From the German given name WERNER.
WERNHER     German
Variant of WERNER
WESCOTT     English
From a place name which meant "west cottages" in Old English.
WESLEY     English
Variant of WESTLEY
WEST     English, German
Name for a person who lived to the west of something, or who came from the west.
WESTBROOK     English
From a place in southern England (Hampshire, Devon) meaning "from west of the brook".
WESTENBERG     Dutch
Dutch form of WESTERBERG.
WESTERBERG     Swedish, German
Means "west of the mountain", originally referring to a person who lived there.
WESTLEY     English
From a place name meaning "west meadow" in Old English.
WETTERMAN     German
Means "weatherman" perhaps referring to someone who foretold the weather, from the German wetter.
WETZEL     German
From the given name WENZEL.
WEXLER     German, Jewish
Variant of WECHSLER
WHALEN     Irish
Variant of WHELAN
WHEELER     English
Occupational name for a maker of wagon wheels.
WHEELOCK     English
Means "from Wheelock (Cheshire), England"... [more]
WHELAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Faoláin meaning "descendent of FAOLÁN".
WHINERY     English
Originally indicated a person from Whinneray (Cumbria), England.
WHITAKER     English
From an Old English place name composed of hwit "white" and aecer "acre".
WHITE     English
This originated as a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion.
WHITNEY     English
Originally from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English.
WHITTEMORE     English
From an English place name: Old English hwit "white" and mor "moor, bog".
WHITTLE     English
Means "white hill".
WIATER     Polish
Derived from Polish wiatr "wind".
WICKHAM     English
Habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire... [more]
WIECK     German
Means "dweller in an outlying settlement that was dependent on a larger village" from the Latin vicus.
WIEGAND     German
Means "noble and worthy". From the Breton given name Wiucon.
WILBUR     English
From the nickname Wildbor meaning "wild boar" in Middle English.
WILCOX     English
From a diminutive of the given name WILLIAM.
WILDGRUBE     German
Possibly means "dweller by the wild (animal's) den" from the German grube "hollow, pit" and wild "wild, untamed".
WILKERSON     English
Means "son of Wilkin"... [more]
WILKIE     English
Double diminutive of the given name WILLIAM.
WILKINS     English
Means "son of WILKIN".
WILKINSON     English
Means "son of WILKIN".
WILLARD     English
From the given name WILHEARD or WILLIHARD.
WILLEMS     Dutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WILLEMSE     Dutch
Variant of WILLEMS
WILLEMSEN     Dutch
Variant of WILLEMS
WILLIAM     English
Derived from the given name WILLIAM.
WILLIAMS     English
Means "son of WILLIAM".
WILLIAMSON     English
Means "son of WILLIAM".
WILLIS     English
Derived from the given name WILLIAM... [more]
WILLOUGHBY     English
From Old English wilig meaning "willow" plus Old Norse byr meaning "farm" or "village"... [more]
WILMER     English
Derived from the given name WILMǢR
WILMS     Dutch
Variant of WILLEMS
WILSON     English
Means "son of Will", Will being a short form of WILLIAM.
WINCHESTER     English
From an English place name, derived from the given name Venta, of unknown meaning, combined with Latin castra "encampment".
WINFIELD     English
From a place name derived from Old English wynn "meadow" and feld "field".
WINOGRAD     Polish
Means "vineyard" in Polish... [more]
WINOGRODZKI     Polish
Derived from Polish winograd "vineyard"... [more]
WINSHIP     English
Means "from Wincheap Street (Canterbury), England".
WINSLOW     English
Derived from an Old English place name meaning "hill belonging to WINE".
WINSTON     English
Derived from the Old English name Wynstan meaning "joy stone".
WINTER     English, German, Swedish
From the Old English winter or the Old High German wintar (Middle High German winter) meaning "winter"... [more]
WINTERBOTTOM     English
Bottom 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 "army").
WINTHER (2)     German
Variant of WINTER
WINTHROP     English
Habitational name from the place names WINTHROPE (1) or WINTHROPE (2)
WINTON     English
Derived from the name of villages meaning "enclosure belonging to WINE" in Old English.
WIRNER     German
Variant of WERNER
WIRNHIER     German
Variant of WERNER
WIRT     German
Variant of WIRTH
WIRTH     German, Jewish
Means "innkeeper" from the German Wirt "host".
WITHERSPOON     English
Originally given to a person who dwelt at or near a sheep enclosure, Middle English wether "sheep" and spong "strip of land".
WOJDA     Polish
Variant of WOJEWÓDKA.
WOJEWÓDKA     Polish
Derived from the Polish wojewóda "voivode".
WOJEWÓDZKI     Polish
Derived from Polish wojewóda "voivode".
WOLANSKI     Ukrainian
Denoted a person who came from one of the places in Poland called Wola, Wolany... [more]
WOLF     German, English
From Middle High German wolf meaning "wolf".
WOLFE     English
Means "wolf" either from the many Germanic names beginning with the element wolf or as a nickname.
WOLFF     German, Norwegian, Jewish
Variant of WOLF
WOLTER     German
Variant of WALTER
WOLTERS     Dutch
Means "son of WOUTER".
WOMACK     English
Of uncertain origin... [more]
WONG     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WANG (1) or HUANG.
WOOD     English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a wood or forest, derived from Middle English wode.
WOODCOCK     English
Nickname referring to the woodcock bird.
WOODHAM     English
Means "from the home near the wood", derived from Old English wudu "wood" and ham "home".
WOODHAMS     English
Variant of WOODHAM
WOODS     English, Scottish
Variant of WOOD
WOODWARD     English
Occupational surname meaning "ward of the wood" or "guardian of the wood".
WOOTTON     English
Derived from Old English wadu-tun meaning "farm in or near a wood"... [more]
WÖRNER     German
Variant of WERNER
WÖRNHÖR     German
Variant of WERNER
WORTHAM     English
Derived from a place name in Suffolk, England meaning "enclosed homestead".
WOUTERS     Dutch
Means "son of WOUTER".
WRAGGE     English
Derived from the Old Danish given name Wraghi.
WRAY     English
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 "right".
WRONSKI     Polish
Derived from the Russian name Vorona "crow".
WRUCK     German
Nickname from Middle Low German wruk or wrok meaning "cantankerous"... [more]
WU     Chinese
From the name of a Chinese kingdom.
WUOPIO     Finnish
Means "dweller in a narrow bay with steep shores".
WYATT     English
From the medieval given name WYOT.
WYGHT     English
Means "agile, strong" from the Middle English wiht, wight... [more]
WYMAN (1)     English
From the Old English given name WIGMUND.
WYMAN (2)     German
Americanized form of WEIMAN.
WYNDHAM     English
Means "from the house on the lane", based on the Scottish word wynd, a "lane", and the Anglo-Saxon ham, a "home"... [more]
WYNNE     English
Derived from the given name WINE.
WYRICK     Polish
Americanized form of WYRZYK.
WYRZYK     Polish
Derived from the given name Wyrzyk which is of unknown etymology.
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