Wallace Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Wallace Name Meaning: Ethnic name for a Welsh speaker from Anglo-Norman French 'waleis' meaning Welsh or Old English 'wealh' meaning foreign.

First used by a family from English/Scottish borders & given to a person who they believed to be foreign. The first Wallis was found in Ayrshire in ancient times.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Wallace Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Wallace family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 142
Female Servant 130
Independent 108
Labourer 68
Male Servant 40
Lead Miner 25
Farmer 22
Shoe Maker 21
Tailor 19
Carpenter 16
Coal Miner 16
Gardener 13
Joiner 13
Painter 13
Pupil 12
Clerk 12
Independant 12
Cotton Weaver 11
Dress Maker 11
Weaver 11
Baker 11
Mariner 10
Engineer 9
Milliner 9
Mason 8

Wallace Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Wallace 100% 68,038
2 Wallice 86% 1,627
3 Wallce 86% 373
4 Walace 86% 242
5 Willace 86% 151

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The surname Wallace is the most popular version of all its varients

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