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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : metonymic occupational name for a grower of wheat, Middle Low German weite.
  • German : metonymic occupational name for a fisherman who used a particular kind of net, Middle High German weit.
  • German : topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for a dyer, from Middle High German weit ‘woad’, a plant which yields a blue dye.
  • Dutch : from Weith, a variant of the personal name Weit.

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