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Recorded in many forms including Way, Waye, Wey, Weigh, Attaway, Bitheway, Byway (English) Weg, Wegman and Wegmann (German), Van der Weghe, Van der Wegen and Wegman (Dutch) Wegsman (Askenasic) and possibly others including the English Wayman, this is a surname of at least two possible origins. Firstly and most likely it was topographical and as such it described one who lived by a "weg". This was the pre 7th century word for a public pathway or road, but not a Roman road. These were paved and known as "straets".

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