Wahl Family History
Wahl Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German Walhe Walch ‘foreigner from a Romance country’ hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France etc. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Sweden and Denmark. North German: from the personal name Wole a short form of Wol(d)er (see Wahler ). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Val from Old Norse vathill ‘ford’ denoting shallow water for example in a bay or strait.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press