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Wallace Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages. Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wallach, Sallade, Halla, Salvage, Ballance, Palace, Allan, Wallack

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Wallace Family Origin

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Wallace Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wallace family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wallace. The most common Wallace occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Wallace's were Farmers.

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Wallace Historical Records

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Famous Wallace Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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