The name Wallach is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from William
Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Wallach was originally derived from the Germanic elements will,
meaning resolve, helm,
an affectionate or diminutive suffix commonly used in ancient times. With the additional suffix, cox,
the name was taken to mean the son of little William. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early Origins of the Wallach family
The surname Wallach was first found in Lancashire
where one of the first records of the name was listed simply as Wilcok with no personal name
in the Assize Rolls of that shire in 1246. Wilcoc was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire
in 1286 and William Wylecok was listed in Somerset
in the Assize Rolls of 1254. Quite of few of the family were found in Yorkshire
as shown by John Wilcokes who was listed there in 1316. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
By the time of the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379, there were numerous entries for the name including those with the "son" extension: Richard Wilokson; Adam Wylkokson; Raddulfus Wycok; and Willelmus Wilkocson. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Wallach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallach research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1480, 1541, 1558, 1588, 1929, 1515, 1585 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Wallach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wallach Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wallach has been spelled many different ways, including Wilcox, Wilcocks, Willock, Wallock and others.
Early Notables of the Wallach family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Nicolaus Wollick (c.
1480-1541), English music theorist; Robert Willcox (1558-1588), an English Catholic martyr (one of the Oaten Hill Martyrs) who was hung, drawn and quartered; he was beatified by Pope Pius XI... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wallach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wallach family to Ireland
Some of the Wallach family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wallach family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wallachs to arrive in North America:
Wallach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Julius Wallach, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Wallach (post 1700)
- Eli Herschel Wallach (1915-2014), American BAFTA, Golden Boot, Primetime Emmy and Academy Award winning actor, known for his performances in "The Magnificent Seven," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "The Godfather Part III" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
- William Douglas Wallach (1812-1871), American surveyor and newspaper entrepreneur
- Tommy Wallach (b. 1982), American writer and musician
- Tim Wallach (b. 1957), former American baseball player
- Steve Wallach (b. 1945), American computer architecture engineer and company founder
- Richard Wallach (1816-1881), American politician
- John Wallach (1943-2002), American journalist, author and editor
- Joel D. Wallach (b. 1940), American veterinarian and naturopath
- Ira D. Wallach (1909-2007), American businessman and philanthropist
- Ira Wallach (1913-1995), American screenwriter and novelist
- ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)