Last name origins & meanings:
- English: status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old
French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic
origin. Compare Welsh gwas ‘boy’, Gaelic foss
- English: variant of Vause.
- Swedish: variant
- South German: variant of Fass.
- Hungarian: from vas ‘iron’, hence a metonymic occupational
name for a blacksmith, or a nickname for a resilient, tough man.
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