Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German : topographic name from Middle High German wēc ‘path’, ‘street’, or habitational name from any of various places named with this word.
  • German : short form of Wedekind.
  • German : Philip Wege (d. 1812) came to PA in the 1760s from Germany. Descendants of his who moved to VA changed the name to <xref>Waggy</xref>, while the brothers John, Jacob, and Philip moved to OH in 1805 and changed their name to <xref>Wagy</xref>.