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Origin and popularity of the name WATLING

Origin

Watling : 1: English (East Anglia and London): from the Middle English personal name Whatling Watling (Old English Hwætling ‘son of Hwætel’ a diminutive of names in Hwæt- or a derivative of Old English hwæt ‘active bold brave’).2: German: from Wado a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with wadi ‘pledge’ as the first element.3: German: habitational name from Wathlingen in Lower Saxony.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 2,717 individuals with the name WATLING on Geneanet.

 

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    Variants of name WATLING

    EHATLING WHATLING WHARLING WATLINGE