Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesWagh
The Waugh surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
WAUGH. 1. A Scottish pronunciation of wall. 2. In Lancashire, wa" or wan is a well, and there are many places in that county called the " wa' (or wau) head," meaning the source of running Avater. 3. A corruption of Walugh, perhaps the same as the Gaelic Christian name Woloe. The Waughs of Help, co. Roxburgh, held those lands from the XIII. to the XVII. cent,