Wahl Family History
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Wahl Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): 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. North German: from the personal name Wole, a short form of Wol(d)er (see Wahler). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Val, from Old Norse vaðill ‘ford’, ‘shallows’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press