Vlach Family History
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Vlach Name Meaning
from Vlach ‘Italian’, ‘Romanian’, or ‘Wallachian’. This vocabulary word originally meant ‘foreigner’; it is cognate with German welsch meaning ‘Latin’ or ‘Romance-speaking’, and ultimately with Old English wælisc ‘foreign’ and modern English Welsh. At the time when surnames were formed, the Czech word was applied chiefly to Italians, but also to Romanians. from a pet form of any of various personal names beginning with Vla-, for example Vlastislav or Vladislav.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press