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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

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Surname Origin Meaning
Waite Locality Locality ground cleared of wood, a meadow
Wakefield Locality Locality market-town in west Yorkshire, England
Wallop Locality Locality Wallop, in Hampshire, England
Walpole Locality Locality Walpole, a town in Norfolk, England
Walton Locality Locality several villages in England
Wample Locality Locality river of England
Wands Locality Locality place where Woden was worshiped by the Anglo-Saxons
Warburton Locality Locality township in Cheshire, England
Wardlaw Locality Locality parish of Kirkhill, in Moray, Scotland
Ware Locality Locality market town of Hertfordshire, England
Warren Locality Locality Guarenna or Varenna, in the county of Calais, in Normandy
Warrwick Locality Locality county town of Warwickshire, England
Washington Locality Locality The name was taken from the place in England where the family originated; the town on the wash or salt river or creek.
Wassen Locality Locality town in Switzerland
Waters Locality Locality one who navigated the waters, or resided near them.
Way Locality Locality A road or passage of any kind;
Wayland Locality Locality Dutch, 'Weiland,' pasture-ground, meadow-land
Weeden Locality Locality town in Northamptonshire
Weir Locality Locality town of Hertfordshire, England
Welby Locality Locality habitation in a wood or grove
Welden Locality Locality A wood
Wells Locality Locality person who resided by a well
Wempel Locality Locality river in England
Wemple Locality Locality A river of England
Wemyss Locality Locality Wemyss-shire, in Fife-shire, Scotland
Wentworth Locality Locality The Worth, place, on the river Went, in Northumberland, England
Westall Locality Locality West-Hall
Wetherby Locality Locality the wide or extended village
Wetherspoon Locality Locality A grazing-place in the spur of a mountain or hill
Wetsel Locality Locality town on the lower Rhine
Weyland Locality Locality Dutch, Weiland' pasture-ground, meadow-land
Wheaton Locality Locality a place of the same name on the river Nen, Northamptonshire, England
Whitfield Locality Locality white field
Whitford Locality Locality white ford
Whittaker Locality Locality The north part of a graveyard allotted to the poor
Wigan Locality Locality town on the river Douglass, Lancashire, England
Wiggin Locality Locality a town on the river Douglass, Lancashire, England
Wilberforce Locality Locality Wild-boar-foss, a dike, a ditch
Wilbraham Locality Locality Wild-burgh-ham, A town in Kent England
Willoughby Locality Locality The town or habitation by the willows in Lincolnshire, England
Wilton Locality Locality a town in Wiltshire, England, so called from the river Willey
Wiltshire Locality Locality A county in England
Winch Locality Locality A place in the county of Norfolk, England
Winchester Locality Locality A city of Hampshire, England
Windham Locality Locality A town in the county of Norfolk, England
Windsor Locality Locality A town in Berkshire, England
Wing Locality Locality A village in the county of Buckingham, England
Wingfield Locality Locality From the manor of Wingfield, in Suffolk, England
Winslow Locality Locality From the town of Winslow, in Buckinghamshire, England
Winterton Locality Locality From the village in the county of Norfolk, England
Winthrop Locality Locality wine village
Wire Locality Locality A market town of Hertfordshire, England
Wiswall Locality Locality Weisweil, a town in Baden, on the Rhine, Germany
Witherington Locality Locality The withered or dry hill. A place in Northumberland, England
Witherspoon Locality Locality A grazing-place in the spur of a mountain or hill
Wodderspoon Locality Locality A grazing-place in the spur of a mountain or hill
Wolsey Locality Locality the Wolds-ley, from wold, a wood, a lawn
Wood Locality Locality A surname very ancient in Scotland
Woodworth Locality Locality The farm or place in the wood
Woolley Locality Locality Wold-ley, uncultivated lands, hills without wood
Woolsey Locality Locality Wolds-ley, from wold, a wood, a lawn, and sometimes a plain, and lle, or ley, a place
Worcester Locality Locality A county and city of England from Saxon Were, a forest, and Cester, a camp or city

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