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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : nickname from the present participle of Old French voler ‘to fly’, in the sense of ‘nimble’, ‘agile’.
  • Americanized spelling of Norwegian Våland, a habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named in Agder and Rogaland, probably from Old Norse ‘bend’, ‘corner’ + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.

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