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Wallace Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Wallace Families

  • Number of Wallace families
     1,036 - 2,070
     346 - 1,035
     1 - 345
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wallace families
     982 - 1,962
     328 - 981
     1 - 327
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wallace families
     1,492 - 2,981
     498 - 1,491
     1 - 497
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wallace Family Origin

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Wallace Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wallace

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Wallace Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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