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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The Wolf surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
WOLF. WOLFE. AVOLFF. Tliroughout the middle ages the wolf was regarded with a sort of mysterious awe. from his association with the unseen world — perhaps in the first instance in consequence of his constant attendance ouAVoden. The semimythology of those times invested this cruel beast with many remarkable attributes, some of which are still remembered in our nursery literature. Hence many of the old pagan personal names, which descended to Christian times, allude to him ; and his name is largely compounded with