Last name: WASS

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WASS : This last name is indexed 41,165 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WASS : 1: English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Wace (ancient Germanic Waz(z)o) a pet form of any of various ancient Germanic personal names beginning with Wad- (compare Wade 1). The name Wace was common among the Normans alongside the Parisian French variant Gace and was latinized as Wazo (nominative) Wazonis (genitive).2: English (of Norman origin): occasionally perhaps a variant of Vause with vocalizing of initial V-.3: German: nickname from Middle High German was(se) ‘sharp cutting’.5: Swedish: soldier's name from vass ‘sharp cutting’.6: Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from a variant of vass ‘reed marsh’.4: German: metonymic occupational name for a seller of wax from Middle Low German was ‘wax’ (see Wax).

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