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WAARAFinnish
Ornamental, from (vaara) meaning, “range of hills.”
WACHTERGerman, Dutch
Occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re. (cf. WAITE).
WACHTMANNGerman
Occupational name for a watchman.
WADDINGTONEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the "settlement" (Old English tūn) associated with Wada.
WADIAIndian (Parsi)
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia, the name of a village in Gujarat.
WADZANAIShona
Wadzanai means "Have fellowship, visit each other, be on good terms". The name may be given as a call to family to come together in fellowship, visiting and being on good terms
WAGAHARAJapanese
Waga possibly from Waka meaning "Young" + Hara ("Plain").
WAGENMANNGerman
Occupational name from Middle High German wagenman ‘hauler’, ‘wagoner’.
WAGGONERGerman
German name; variant of Wagner
WAGHDHAREIndian
A Marathi surname meaning "Tiger Catcher"
WAGLENorwegian
A habitational name derived from farmsteads in Rogaland named Vagle, from the Old Norse vagl meaning a '‘perch’' or '‘roost'’, referring to a high ridge between two lakes.
WAHLGerman, Jewish
From Middle High German Walhe, Walch "foreigner from a Romance country", hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France, etc. This surname is also established in Sweden.
WAHLBERGGerman, Swedish, Norwegian
Wahlberg is a topographic surname composed of German wal "field, meadow" and berg "mountain, hill".
WAINWRIGHTEnglish
Occupational name indicating one who made horse-drawn wagons.
WÄITELuxembourgish (Germanized, Rare)
The name originates from Luxembourg and the surrounding Germanic regions most notably the Rhenish Palatinate from around the 1800s. The word wäite is Luxembourgish for wide and also broad, the word wäit which is an alternative spelling of the Surname Wäite is Luxembourgish for far or distant.... [more]
WAITEEnglish
Occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (cf. WACHTER).
WAKABAYASHIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "young forest".
WAKAKIJapanese
若 (Waka) means "Young" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". Tamiki Wakaki is a manga illustrator and author, one notable series is, "Kaminomi".
WAKAMATSUJapanese
Comes from waka 若 (Young) and matsu 松 (pine tree)
WAKATAJapanese
From the Japanese 若 (waka) "young" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
WAKATSUCHIJapanese
From the Japanese 若 (waka) "young" and 土 (tsuchi) "earth," "soil."
WAKEEnglish, Scottish
From the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning "wakeful", "vigilant" (from vaka meaning "to remain awake"), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham, and Wakeley).
WAKEHAMEnglish, Cornish
A locational surname for someone who lived in one of three places called Wakeham in various parts of England, including Cornwall and/or Devon.
WAKELEYEnglish
Habitational name from Wakeley in Hertfordshire, named from the Old English byname Waca, meaning ‘watchful’ (see Wake) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.
WAKELINEnglish
From the Anglo-Norman male personal name Walquelin, literally "little Walho", a Germanic nickname meaning literally "foreigner".
WAKELYEnglish
Damp meadow
WAKIMMuslim
Probably a variant of Hakim.
WAKUNIJapanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 和国 with 和 (o, ka, wa, nago.mu, nago.yaka, yawa.ragu, yawa.rageru) meaning "harmony, Japan, Japanese style, peace, soften" and 国 (koku, kuni) meaning "country."... [more]
WAKURIJapanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 和久利, 和久理, 和久里 or 和栗 with 和 (o, ka, wa, nago.mu, nago.yaka, yawa.ragu, yawa.rageru) meaning "harmony, Japan, Japanese style, peace, soften", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 理 (ri, kotowari) meaning "arrangement, justice, logic, reason, truth", 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village" and 栗 (ritsu, ri, kuri, ononoku) meaning "chestnut."... [more]
WALBRZYCHIAKPolish
Means a person who is from the city of Walbrzych in Poland.
WALCHIrish
Variant of Walsh.
WALCHGerman
From the personal name Walcho.
WALDGerman, English
Topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).
WALDRONMedieval German, Old Norman, Scottish Gaelic, English (British)
Derived from the German compound wala-hran, literally "wall raven", but originally meaning "strong bird". Also derived from the Gaelic wealdærn, meaning "forest dwelling", thought to be derived from the Sussex village of Waldron... [more]
WALDSTEINGerman, Jewish
Habitational surname for a person from a place in Bohemia called Waldstein, which is derived from Middle High German walt "forest" + stein "stone".
WALENTAPolish
From a derivative of the personal name Walenty.
WALESEnglish (Modern), Scottish
English and Scottish patronymic from Wale.
WALIMuslim
From a personal name based on Arabic walī meaning ‘lord’, ‘guardian’, ‘protector’, ‘saint’, or ‘friend’, often interpreted as a short form of Walī Allāh meaning ‘friend of God’, an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.
WALIAIndian, Punjabi
Punjabi name of unknown meaning.
WALKINGTONEnglish
Habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Walkington, from an unattested Old English personal name Walca + -ing- denoting association with + tūn.
WALKINSHAWScottish
Habitational name from Walkinshaw in Renfrewshire, which was probably named from Old English wealcere meaning "fuller" + sceaga meaning "copse".
WALLSwedish
Ornamental name from Swedish vall "grassy bank, pasture, grazing ground", or in some cases a habitational name from a place named with this element.
WALLACHScottish
Variant of Wallace, meaning 'foreigner' that is found chiefly in Dumfries, as well as an immigrant surname from Germany, borne by some Jews.
WALLASEnglish, Scottish
A variant of Wallace. The name originates from Scotland and its meaning is "foreigner" or "from the south", taken to mean someone from Wales or England.
WALLEEGerman
Of French origin, denoting a person who lives in or is from a valley.
WALLGRENSwedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".
WALLIAMSEnglish
Very rare form of Williams.... [more]
WALLINSwedish
Variant spelling of Vallin.
WALLINGAnglo-Norman
From the Anglo-Norman personal name Walweyn, the Old German forename Waldwin, or the Old English personal name Wealdwine, which means "power-friend".
WALLINGTONAmerican
From the surname of two girls from Rebel Starzz.
WALMEREnglish
Habitational name from Walmer in Kent, so named from Old English wala (plural of walh "Briton") + mere "pool", or from Walmore Common in Gloucestershire.
WALSHIrish
Anglicized form (translation) of Breathnach "Briton". It was used in particular to denote the Welshmen who arrived in Ireland in the wake of Strongbow's Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170.
WALSHEIrish
Variant spelling of Walsh.
WALWYNEnglish
Either (i) from the Old English personal name Wealdwine, literally "power-friend"; or (ii) perhaps from the medieval personal name Walwain, the Anglo-Norman form of Old French Gauvain (cf... [more]
WANBLISioux
Means "eagle" in the Sioux language.
WANLESSEnglish
From a medieval nickname for an ineffectual person (from Middle English wanles "hopeless, luckless").
WANNScottish
WANN. Surname or Family name. Origin Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wann ‘wan’, ‘pale’ (the meaning of the word in Old English was, conversely, ‘dark’).
WANNELLMedieval English
Recorded in several forms including Wan, which appears now to be totally obselete, Wann, Wanne, the very rare Whan, the patronymic Wannes and Wanes, the diminutives Wanell, Wannell, Wanniel, and Wonnell, this interesting name is of English origins... [more]
WAPELHORSTLow German
"Wapel" (pronounced VA-pel) is a river in Northern Germany. "Horst" means 'eagle's nest' in modern German but also means 'man of the forest' in Old German.
WAPPARAIndian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
WARDAKPashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
WARDENEnglish, Scottish, Northern Irish
From Norman French wardein and warder meaning "to guard". It coincides the English word warden and can be used as an occupational surname for a warden.
WARDEROld english (Anglicized)
Weard ora. Place name in Wilshire. Became Wardour ( see castle & village). Became Warder.
WARDROPScottish
Metonymic occupational name for someone who was in charge of the garments worn by a feudal lord and his household, from Norman French warde(r) meaning "to keep or guard" + robe meaning "garment".
WARMINGDanish
Probably originating near the town of Ribe in Southeast Denmark. It appears as both Warming and Varming.... [more]
WARNECKEGerman
North German from a pet form of the personal name Warner, Low German form of Werner.
WARNEKEGerman
German variant spelling of Warnecke.
WARNKEGerman
German variant of Warnecke.
WARNSDutch, German
Dutch habitational name from places so named in Friesland and Overijssel. The one in Friesland was the site of a famous victory of Frisians over the Hollanders in the 14th century. ... [more]
WARSZAWAPolish
Place name for a person from Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
WARTONEnglish
"From the poplar-tree farm"
WÄSCHERGerman
Occupational surname for a washer, from Middle High German waschen, weschen "to wash".
WASHBURNEnglish
Northern English topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’... [more]
WASIKOWSKAPolish
It is the surname of Australian actress Mia Wasikowska.
WASILEWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Wasilew Skrzeszewski or Wasilew Szlachecki.
WASSERGerman, Jewish
Wasser Family History. German: topographic name from Middle High German wazzer 'water'. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a metonymic occupational name for a water-carrier, from German Wasser, Yiddish vaser 'water'.
WASSERGerman
Topographic name from Middle High German wazzer "water".
WATABEJapanese
This is how some Japanese people pronounce Watanabe. Source: Wikipedia
WATANUKIJapanese
This surname is used as 渡抜, 渡樌, 渡貫, 綿抜, 綿貫, 四月一日 or 四月朔日 with 渡 (to, wata.su, wata.ru) meaning "cross, deliver, diameter, ferry, ford, import, migrate, transit," 綿 (men, wata) meaning "cotton," 抜 (hai, hatsu, batsu, nu.kasu, nu.karu, nu.ki, nu.ku, -nu.ku, nu.keru) meaning "extract, omit, pilfer, pull out, quote, remove, slip out," 樌 (kan, nuki), an outdated kanji meaning "grove," 貫 (kan, tsuranu.ku, nuki, nu.ku) meaning "brace, penetrate, pierce, kan (obsolete unit of measuring weight - equal to 3.75 kg./8.33 lbs... [more]
WATARIJapanese (Rare)
This word has two possible kanji that both mean "Ferry, Import,Deliver,etc." This word in general is more commonly pronounced " Wataru ", so this must've come from the given name " Watari " meaning the same thing... [more]
WATERSONEnglish
It is a patronymic of the male given name Water or Walter.
WATHERSIrish
The surname originated in Donegal, Ireland. MacConuisce was an Anglicized form of o'hUisce. Uisce translates to water in English. Wathers is a rather uncommon name because it is an untraditional way of spelling Waters... [more]
WATNEYEnglish
Probably means "person from Watney", an unidentified place in England (the second syllable means "island, area of dry land in a marsh"; cf. Rodney, Whitney). This surname is borne by Watneys, a British brewery company.
WAWRZYNIAKPolish
from the personal name Wawrzyniec
WAWRZYSZEWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wawrzyszew.
WAYCASTEREnglish
The surname Waycaster is German in origin. It means "roll-eater," and was likely derived from a derisive nickname on a baker.
WEAKLYEnglish
Variant spelling of Weekley.
WEALEWelsh
A Welsh name, quite rare.
WEAPONSWORTHEnglish
Means maker of weapons
WEASLEYNorman
Variant of WESLEY... [more]
WEATHERFORDEnglish
Topographic name or a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
WEBBEEnglish (Rare)
Variant of "Webb", meaning weaver.
WEDMOREEnglish (British)
Habitational name from Wedmore in Somerset, recorded in the 9th century as Wethmor, possibly meaning ‘marsh (Old English mor) used for hunting (w?the)’.
WĘDROGOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wędrogów.
WEEKLEYEnglish
Originally meant "person from Weekley", Northamptonshire ("wood or clearing by a Romano-British settlement"). British philologist Ernest Weekley (1865-1954) bore this surname.
WEGDutch
Proper non: Way/road/path
WEGRZYNPolish
Ethnic name for a Hungarian, derivative of Polish Wegier "Hungarian", Wegry "Hungary".
WEIDMANNGerman
Name meaning, "hunter".
WEIHERGerman
Meaning:... [more]
WEILGerman, Jewish
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places so named in Baden, Bavaria, and Württemberg, from Latin villa ‘country house’, ‘estate’ (later used of a group of houses forming a settlement).
WEILERGerman, Jewish
Habitational name from any of several places so named in southern Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weil.
WEIMARGerman
Habitational name from any of several places called Weimar in Hesse and Thuringia.... [more]
WEINBERGGerman, Jewish
Weinberg means "Vineyard" in german.
WEINGARTNERGerman
Derived from German weingärtner meaning "wine maker, vintner", which itself is derived from German weingarten meaning "vineyard". The latter is a composite word consisting of German wein "wine" combined with German garten "garden"... [more]
WEINMANNGerman, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a viticulturalist or wine merchant, Middle High German winman, German Weinmann.
WEINREICHGerman
from the name "Winrich"... [more]
WEINSTEINGerman, Jewish
Ashkenazi Jewish surname meaning "wine stone" from German wein meaning “wine” and stein meaning “stone, rock”. It refers to potassium bitartrate crystals produced as a result of fermenting grapes.
WEINSTOCKEnglish, German, Hebrew
This surname of WEINSTOCK is the English variant of the German surname WENSTOCK, an occupational name for a producer or seller of wine, derived originally from the Old German WEIN. The name was also adopted by Ashkenazic Jews, largely recollecting the prominence of wine in the Jewish Scriptures and its used in Jewish ceremonies... [more]
WEIRScottish, English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river.
WEIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
WEIRIrish
Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora "weir", "stepping stones"), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra (see CORR) and Ó Comhraidhe (see CURRY).
WEISENBURGERGerman, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Weissenburg "white fortress".
WEISMANGerman, German (Austrian), Jewish
A German surname meaning "white man"
WEISZJewish
Hungarian spelling of WEISS.
WELBORNEnglish
Habitational name from Welborne in Norfolk, Welbourn in Lincolnshire, or Welburn in North Yorkshire, all named with Old English wella ‘spring’ + burna ‘stream’.
WELBYEnglish (British, Rare)
Lincolnshire family name
WELDEnglish
Meant "one who lives in or near a forest (or in a deforested upland area)", from Middle English wold "forest" or "cleared upland". A famous bearer is American actress Tuesday Weld (1943-).
WELFINGGerman
Name given to our family by our relative, a German king.
WELKERGerman
Variant of WALKER.
WELLEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, Middle English well(e) (Old English well(a)).
WELLANDEnglish (British, Rare)
From the name of the place, derived from Old English wig - war and landa - territory, land.
WELLEREnglish, German
Either from the Olde English term for a person who extracted salt from seawater, or from the English and German "well(e)," meaning "someone who lived by a spring or stream."... [more]
WELLESEnglish
Variant of Wells.
WELLINGTONEnglish
Habitational name from any of the three places named Wellington, in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset. All are most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Weola + -ing- (implying association with) + tun ‘settlement’.
WELLSPEAKFrench (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Beauparlant.
WELSCHGerman
From Middle High German welsch, walsch "person from a Romance country (especially Italy), foreigner", hence an ethnic name or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who had trading or other connections with the Romance countries.
WELSHIrish
Variant of Walsh.
WELSHScottish, English
Ethnic name for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace.
WELTONEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places named Welton, for example in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and East Yorkshire, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
WELTRAUMGerman
A German surname meaning "outer space".
WELTYGerman (Swiss)
From a Swiss German diminutive of the German given name Walther. A literary bearer was the American writer Eudora Welty (1909-2001).
WENCESSlavic
Based on Wenceslaus or Wenceslas, latinized forms of name of Slavic rulers in various forms such as Václav, Wacław, Więcesław, Vyacheslav, Vjenceslav, etc. Derived from the Slavic words veli/vyache/więce/više ("great(er), large(r)"), and slava ("glory, fame")... [more]
WENDGerman
Variant of Wendt.
WENDLERMedieval German
derived from a German word meaning to wander or wanderer
WENDTGerman, Danish
Ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin... [more]
WENNEnglish
Surname from Norfolk, England
WENTWORTHEnglish
Habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter.
WENTZGerman (Rare)
Originally a pet form of the given names Werner and Wenceslaw. Meaning "guard" or "army".
WEPENERSouth African, German
South African, German decent/history
WERDUMGerman
Werdum is a municipality in the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
WERTHEIMERGerman, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Wertheim.
WESELOHGerman
German habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.
WESNERGerman
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named Wessen.
WESTBAYEnglish (Rare)
It literally means "West Bay".
WESTBURYEnglish
English British surname originating as a place name. There are several Westbury villages, parishes and even Manors across England that have given the name Westbury to people who take up residence in or come from those places... [more]
WESTERGerman
From Middle High German wëster ‘westerly’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for one who had migrated from further west.
WESTERGAARDDanish
Danish variant of Westergård.
WESTERGÅRDSwedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WESTERLYEnglish
The name is originated from a term meaning 'winds from the West'. The name could be given to someone who is born in the west.
WESTERMANEnglish, American
Derived from Old English westerne meaning "western" and mann meaning "man", thus making it a topographic surname for someone who lived west of a settlement, or a regional surname for someone who had moved to the west... [more]
WESTERMANNLow German
From Middle Low German wester meaning "westerly" and man meaning "man", making it a topographic surname for someone who lived west of a settlement or a regional surname for someone who had moved to the west... [more]
WESTGATEEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a west gate in a city, or a habitual surname for someone from Westgate. It is derived from Middle English west meaning "west" and gate "gate" (or "street" in northern and eastern areas; from Old Norse gata).
WESTHOUSEDutch
West of the House, originating from the name VeistHuis
WESTINSwedish
Variant spelling of Vestin.
WESTLAKEEnglish (Canadian)
Combined of West and Lake.
WESTLINGSwedish
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -ling. A notable bearer is Prince Daniel (b. 1973), husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
WESTONDutch
Diminutive of Westenberg
WESTONEnglish
Combination of Old English west "west" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
WESTWOODEnglish, Scottish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Westwood, from Old English west "west" and wudu "wood".
WETTSTEINGerman (Rare)
North German: variant of Wetzstein, from Middle Low German wetsten "whetstone".
WEYEnglish
Variant of Way.
WHATELYEnglish
Old English location or occupational surname meaning "from the wheat meadow".
WHEELDONEnglish
Habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Wheeldon, from Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (referring perhaps to a rounded shape) + dun ‘hill’, or from Whielden in Buckinghamshire, which is named with hweol + denu ‘valley’.
WHEELWRIGHTEnglish (British)
Middle English "maker of wheels"
WHETZELAmerican
Altered spelling of German Wetzel.
WHINERAYEnglish
Means "person from Whinneray", Cumbria, or "person who lives in a nook of land growing with gorse" (in either case from Old Norse hvin "whin, gorse" + vrá "nook of land"). It was borne by New Zealand rugby player Sir Wilson Whineray (1935-2012).
WHIPPLEEnglish
English surname of uncertain meaning. It might be a shortened form of “whippletree”; an early name for the dogwood. It may also be a variation of Whipp – an early surname for someone who carried out judicial punishments.
WHISMANEnglish
Variation of Wisman or Wiseman.
WHISTLEREnglish
An English occupational surname, meaning "one who whistles."
WHITBYEnglish
English surname which was from either of two place names, that of a port in North Yorkshire (which comes from the Old Norse elements hvítr "white" (or Hvíti, a byname derived from it) combined with býr "farm") or a place in Cheshire (from Old English hwit "white" (i.e., "stone-built") and burh "fortress").
WHITCOMBEnglish (British)
means wide valley
WHITEHEADEnglish, Scottish
Nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit "white" and heved "head".
WHITEHOUSEEnglish
the origin of this surname started in England where people were called Whitehouse when they painted their houses white.
WHITEMANEnglish
From a nickname (see White).
WHITGIFTEnglish
Means "person from Whitgift", Yorkshire ("Hvítr's dowry"). This surname was borne by Anglican churchman John Whitgift (?1530-1604), archbishop of Canterbury 1583-1604 (in addition, Whitgift School is an independent day school for boys in South Croydon, founded in 1595 by John Whitgift; and Whitgift Centre is a complex of shops and offices in the middle of Croydon, Greater London, on a site previously occupied by Whitgift School).
WHITLAMEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a mild-mannered person (from Middle English whit "white" + lam "lamb"). This surname is borne by Australian Labour politician Gough Whitlam (1916-), prime minister 1972-75.
WHITLEYEnglish
This surname is derived from a place name composed of Old English elements hwit meaning "white" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
WHITLOCKEnglish
Nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘tress’, ‘curl’. Compare Sherlock. ... [more]
WHITMANEnglish
From Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.... [more]
WHITMARSHEnglish
English habitational name from Whitemarsh, a place in the parish of Sedgehill, Wiltshire, named from Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. ‘phosphorescent’) + mersc ‘marsh’. Compare Whitmore.
WHITTINGTONEnglish
From a place name, meaning "Hwita’s settlement".
WHYBROWEnglish
From the medieval female personal name Wyburgh, literally "war-fortress". (Cf. Germanic cognate Wigburg.)
WIĄCEKPolish
Derived from the given name Wiecek (see Wieceslaw).
WICKEnglish, German
English: topographic name for someone who lived in an outlying settlement dependent on a larger village, Old English wic (Latin vicus), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Worcestershire... [more]
WICKERSHAMEnglish
A habitational surname that originates from a lost medieval site or village of Norse origins.... [more]
WICKSEYEnglish
Two separate surnames, joined together to form Wicksey, when the Vikings invaded England. The name means "Dairy Farmer on the Marsh".
WICKSTRANDSwedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WICKSTROMFinnish
Wickström is a Finnish family, originally from Swedish speaking Ostrobothnia associated with the production of automobiles and marine engines.
WIDEMANGerman
From the Germanic personal name Widiman, composed of witu ‘wood’ or wit ‘wide’, ‘broad’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Weidmann ‘huntsman’.
WIDEMANSwedish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Swedish Widman.
WIDGEREnglish
From the Old English male personal name Wihtgār, literally "elf-spear".
WIDJAJAIndonesian
From the Indonesian word wijaya meaning "victory".
WIDMANSwedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an uncertain element, possibly Old Swedish viþr ‘wood’, ‘forest’ or from a place name formed with Old Swedish vid ‘wide’ + man ‘man’.
WIDMANGerman
Altered spelling of German Widmann.
WIDMANNGerman
Variant of Wiedmann ‘huntsman’ and Wideman.
WIDUKINDAnglo-Saxon
"wood-child." From Old Saxon widu ("wood") and kind ("child")
WIEBEGerman
From a short form of any of various Germanic personal names beginning with wig ‘battle’, ‘war.’
WIEDMANNUpper German
North German variant of Widemann (see Wideman).
WIEMANNLow German
Variant of Weinmann, from Middle Low German, Middle High German winman ‘viticulturalist’, ‘wine merchant’. Variant of Wiedemann. ... [more]
WIERCZOWOKOWSKIPolish
A polish surname that is not used anymore to often. It was common in Polish areas.
WIERZBOWSKIPolish
Taken from the word wierzba meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
WIESELGerman, Jewish
Means "weasel" in German.
WIESENTHALGerman
Habitational name from any of various places called Wiesent(h)al.
WIESENTHALJewish
Ornamental name from German Wiese "meadow" + Tal "valley".
WIESNERGerman
German: habitational name for someone from a place called Wiesen, or topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, a derivative of Middle High German wise ‘meadow’.
WIGGINEnglish
Either (i) from the Germanic male personal name Wīgant, literally "warrior", introduced into England by the Normans; or (ii) from the Breton male personal name Wiucon, literally "worthy-noble", introduced into England by the Normans.
WIGGINSEnglish
Patronymic from the personal name Wiggin.
WIGHTScottish, English
Nickname from Middle English wiht, wight "nimble, strong".
WIJAYAIndonesian, Javanese
Derived from Indonesian wijaya meaning "victory", ultimately from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory, conquest, triumph".
WIJKSwedish
Derived from Swedish vik "bay".
WILBERFORCEEnglish
Means "person from Wilberfoss", Yorkshire ("Wilburh's ditch"). This is borne by Wilberforce University, a university in Xenia, Ohio, USA, founded in 1856 and named in honour of the British philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce (1759-1833)... [more]
WILBRAHAMEnglish
Originally meant "person from Wilbraham", Cambridgeshire ("Wilburg's homestead or estate").
WILBURNEnglish
A habitation name of uncertain origin found in the East Midlands. Speculation includes the possibility of the meaning "well" and "burn, borne" therefore meaning one who lived near a well or spring by a waterway crossing.
WILDMedieval English, English, German, Jewish
English: from Middle English wild ‘wild’, ‘uncontrolled’ (Old English wilde), hence a nickname for a man of violent and undisciplined character, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of overgrown uncultivated land.... [more]
WILDBLOODEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a rakish or hot-headed person.
WILDRICKEnglish
From German Wildreich, a medieval personal name, from Old High German wildi "wild".
WILDSMITHEnglish
Probably means "maker of wheels, wheelwright".
WILEHungarian
no particular meaning. the word wile means to trick though.
WILESEnglish
Occupational name for a trapper or hunter, from Middle English wile "trap, snare". It could also be a nickname for a devious person.
WILEWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wilewo.
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