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Waldgrave Surname Origin
(Origin Saxon) An occupational surname derived from wald, a forest, and grave, a ruler or lord.
Surname Variations: Waldgrave, Waldgreave, Waldgraw, Woldgrave
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Waldgrave Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Waldgrave family history than the origin of your surname:
A Waldgrave Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson