Family name origins & meanings
- Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary) : from vad ‘wild’, hence a nickname for an unsophisticated person, or someone with crazy ideas, alternatively an occupational name for a hunter.
- Americanized spelling of Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish Vadász, from the vocabulary word vadász ‘hunter’, from vad ‘game’ + ász (ész) occupational suffix of Hungarian family names, hence an occupational name for a hunter.
- Czech : from a pet form of the personal nameVadislav, variant of Vladislav. In some cases the Czech family name is a derivative of the Hungarian word vadász‘hunter’, hence an occupational name for a hunter.