Last name: WYATT

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WYATT : This last name is indexed 172,150 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WYATT : English:: 1: from the Middle English personal names Wiot or Wiet. These are often pet forms of Wy from ancient Germanic Wido (see Guy compare Wyand 1). Wy is the usual Norman French form of the name; the Parisian French form is Guy. Wiot was also used as a diminutive of William. As a surname Wyot(t) became Wyatt during the 16th century.2: in Suffolk this is sometimes a variant of Wyard from the Middle English personal name Wiard which is generally from Old English Wīgheard which is composed of the elements wīg ‘battle’ + heard ‘bold brave’. Occasionally it may be from Old French Wiard ancient Germanic Withard (see Viard).

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