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Origin and popularity of the name WOULFE

Origin

Woulfe : 1: English: variant of Wolf 1 (see also Wolfe). This is the usual spelling of the name in Ireland. An Anglo-Norman family called le Wulf settled in Limerick in the 14th century their name being Gaelicized as de Bhulbh.2: Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Faoláin (see Whelan).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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