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Origin and popularity of the name OSTWALD


Ostwald : 1: German: variant of Oswald.2: German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ostold composed of the elements ōst (see Oest 1) + Old High German walt(an) ‘to rule’.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name composed of German Ost ‘east’ + Wald ‘forest’.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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