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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized spelling of Serbian and Croatian Vlahović, a patronymic from the ethnic name Vlah ‘Wallachian’, ‘Romanian’, also used as a general term for a person of foreign origin, in particular one speaking a Romance language. In Croatia the term Vlah is also used to denote a Serb or a member of the Orthodox Church.

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