Vanderwaal Family History
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Vanderwaal Name Meaning
habitational name from any of various places called Waal, or topographic name from Middle Dutch wal ‘pool, eddy, or mudflat behind a dike (resulting from a breach in the dike)’. topographic name for someone living by a city wall, a variant of Vanderwal 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the river Waal, a distributary of the Rhine.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press