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wapentake: In the north of England, wapentake (Old Norse vapnatak, or "weapon-taking") is the word used to indicate a Hundred
Wash: nickname for Washington (often namesake of George Washington)
will: a document containing the statement of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property after death. See other terms herein and Maryland Testamentary Acts, which includes general information applicable to many English and Colonial testamentary proceedings and terms.
Will, Willie: nickname for William
Wm., Willm.: abbreviations for given name, William
Willie, Wyley: var. sp. for Wiley (in Tennessee, often a namesake of Governor Wiley Blount
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