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Type Surname
Usage German

Meaning & History

Of uncertain and much debated origin.
A (not yet specified) Slavic origin has been suggested. However, there have also been attempts to link this surname to Middle Low German vil "very; much" and woch "bold; daring; courageous; venturous".
Added 6/16/2012 by anonymous
Edited 2/15/2014 by Frollein Gladys