Last name: WHALE

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WHALE : This last name is indexed 30,473 times on Geneanet!

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WHALE : English:: 1: nickname from Middle English whal hwal wale ‘whale’ (Old English hwæl) a term that was used to denote any large fish or marine mammal including the walrus grampus and porpoise. The nickname may refer to a rolling gait or to size and weight.2: variant of Wale or Wall.3: habitational name from Whale in Lowther (Cumbria). The placename is from Old Norse hváll meaning ‘isolated hill’.

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