The name Wallace originates from Scotland, Ireland and England. It is a name for a Celt, from the Anglo Norman French word ‘waleis’ (from a Germanic cognate of the Old English word ‘wealh’ menining foreign). In different parts of the British Isles this term was used to denote variously Scotsmen, Welshmen, and Bretons, as well as the small pocket of Stratchclyde Britons who persisted in the Middle Ages. English placenames containing ‘wealh’ are believed to refer to enclaves of Welsh-speaking people noted by Anglo-Saxons. The surname has also been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Anglicized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Dillion Wallace’, from Manchester, England and Coolock, Ireland. He emigrated to America in 1836 and settled. ‘Wallace’ is the ’88th’ most common surname in North America. . We found more information reg… Coat of arms: Per pale azure and gule…
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