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Subject: Re: Does anyone know what this last name means?!
Author: beata   (guest, 68.76.48.77)
Date: April 17, 2004 at 9:21:12 PM
Reply to: Does anyone know what this last name means?! by The Bat
My guess it's an Americanized/Anglicized spelling of the German word Wildfang, meaning a wild child, little rascal, scamp, etc. Upon seeing Wildfang I think most people would assume to pronounce it like the English words wild and fang, so the spelling would have been changed to closer represent the correct German pronounciation vilt-fong.

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