Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsWoolstan, Wolfstan, Wolstun, Wolfstun
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 6/6/2016
Last Editor EditorLMS on 6/11/2016
From the Middle English personal name Wolfstan or Wolstan, Old English Wulfstan, composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + stan stone or a habitational name from any of a large number of places called Woolston(e) or Wollston, all of which are named with Old English personal names containing the first element Wulf (Wulfheah, Wulfhelm, Wulfric, Wulfsige, and Wulfweard) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.