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Transferred use of the surname, in origin an ethnic byname from Old French waleis ‘foreign’, used by the Normans to denote members of various Celtic races in areas where they were in the minority: Welshmen in the Welsh marches, Bretons in East Anglia, and surviving Britons in the Strathclyde region. The given name seems to have been first used in Scotland, being bestowed in honour of the Scottish patriot William Wallace (c.1270–1305).
743rd in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
69,432
to be exact
72,862
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Hawaii
has the most people named Wallace per capita
1923
marked the height of its popularity
0%
100%
71%
55+
25%
30-54
3%
13-29
1%
0-12

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