Wollaston Family History
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Wollaston Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Wollaston. Those in Northamptonshire (Domesday Book Wilavestone) and Worcestershire (first recorded in 1275 as Wollaueston) are named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wulflaf (composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + laf ‘relic’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the one in Shropshire (Domesday Book Willavestune) is the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wiglaf (composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + laf ‘relic’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press