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WALL (gw))wal, wall (gw mutates to w) 55
WALLACE, WALLIS, WALLICE, WALLES, WALES, WALLISH poss: from Saxon weales, strangers applied to native Britons 559
WARLEGGAN, WARLEGGGON, WORLEGAN poss: war-leghven, on a stone slab 0
WARN, WARNE, WEARNE (gw)wern, swamp or alder therefore same origin as UREN, (gw mutates to w) 806
WARREN, WARRAN (gw)ern, swamp or alder therefore same origin as UREN, (gw mutates to w) 722
WARRICK, WORRICK poss: from personal name Worek 95
WEEKS, WEEKES, WEEK (gw)wyg, wood or village, (gw mutates to w) 220
WEIGHELL poss: wheg-oll, dearest 0
WELCH, WELSH, WALSH from Saxon weales, strangers applied to native Britons 294
WENDON, WENDYN poss: (gw)wyn-den, white or fair man, (gw mutates to w) 18
WERRING, WEARING, WERREN, WERRIN poss: from personal name Weryn, or same derivation as WARREN 98
WHALE, WHELL, WHEAL, WHEALE whel, mine working, WHALE was by far the most common in 1881 109
WHEAR, WHEARE, WARE (gw)wer, green, or poss: whar, humble, Charnock says veor, great: (gw mutates to w) 170
WHERRY, WERRY, WHERREY, WEARY poss: from personal name Gweri 289
WHIDDEN, WIDDEN, WIDDON (gw)wyn, white or fair, (gw mutates to w) 4
WILLS, WILLIS, WILLES, WILCE, WILES poss: personal name Welet, very doubtful 1123
WINTLE, WINDLE (gw)wennol, swallow, only WINTLE was found and this family came from England, (gw mutates to w) 8
WINN, WYNN, WYNNE (gw)wyn, white or fair, (gw mutates to w) 179
WINNAN, WINNEN poss: whennen, weeds 33
WITHELL, WITHIEL, WITHEL poss: personal name Guethyel 34
WOON (g)wun, downland, (g mutates to w) 73
WORDEN poss: from personal name Gworthan 143
WREN alternate derivation of UREN. Many URENs changed their name to WREN when they emigrated to the USA. 18
     

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