from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Waldo, Peter Also known as Peter or Pierre Valdès. fl. 12th century. French religious leader who founded the Waldenses and was excommunicated in 1184.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name, in modern American use transferred back from the surname.
  • proper n. A surname derived from the given name.


From the obsolete English given name Waltheof, from Old English weald ("power") + þēof ("thief"). (Wiktionary)



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