Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Wolgar, Wolger, Woolger, Woollgar
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Woolgar
Contact: Mrs Marion Woolgar
WOOLGAR, or rather the original spellings of Wulfgar, Wlgar and Vlgar, is a Saxon name meaning 'wolf-spear'.
According to "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by P. H. Reaney & R. M. Wilson (Pub Routledge 1991 ISBN 041505737X), the earliest references to WOOLGAR are:
There are also several much earlier references to the surname in 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles' (translated and collated by Anne Savage pub Tiger Books 1995 ISBN 1855016869):
I have collected the relevant entries for WOOLGAR and variants from:
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