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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a reduced form of the Germanic personal names Wolfher or Wolfhart, composed of the elements wolf ‘wolf’ + hari ‘army’ or hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’.
  • German : topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by wolves, Middle High German wolf, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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