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Meaning of Wallace

Wal•lace

Pronunciation: (wol'is, wô'lis), [key]
— n.
  1. 1823–1913, English naturalist, explorer, and author.
  2. born 1919, U.S. politician: governor of Alabama 1963–67, 1971–79, and 1983–87.
  3. 1888–1965, U.S. agriculturalist, author, and statesman: Secretary of Agriculture 1933–40; vice president of the U.S. 1941–45; Secretary of Commerce 1945–46.
  4. (“Lew”), 1827–1905, U.S. general and novelist.
  5. 1272?–1305, Scottish military leader and patriot.
  6. 1889–1981, and his wife,1889–1984, U.S. magazine publishers.
  7. a male given name: a Scottish family name meaning “Welshman, foreigner.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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