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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. VAYL  [key]

Meaning & History

Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
Added 12/10/2015 by anonymous
Edited 4/17/2018 by Marusero

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