Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Usage Hungarian
Pronounced Pron. VAWSH  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Hungarian vas meaning "iron", referring to a worker in iron, a miner of iron ore or a vendor of iron goods. Alternatively, from the same root word, it may have been a nickname referring to one with a distinctively strong constitution.

Related Names

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Entry updated November 20, 2020