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About the Wallace surname


The name "Wallace" was originally G-A-L-L-E-I-U-S (later Walleis, Walleys, Wallays, Wallensis)."Galleius" means "a stranger." "Wallays' or" Wallensis" (which was used by Sir William Wallace) and various other forms, of which le Waleis or Waleys were the commonest in both Scottish and English records of the 12th and 13th century, originally meant "Welshman." These were surnames of families of Cymric blook living on or near the borders of Wale and the s.w. districts of Scotland.

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