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Origin and popularity of the name de WOLF

Origin

De Wolf : Dutch; Flemish (also Dewolf): from wolfwolf’ with the definite article de ‘the’ applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a wolf and possibly named something like De Hongerige Wolf ‘The Hungry Wolf’ or as a nickname for someone considered to behave or look like a wolf. Compare Wolf.

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

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