Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Wace m. Old Cymraic *Wasso, Old Cornish Wasō or Old French Gace, Old German Waz(z)o, a hypocoristic of any of various names beginning Wad- or a derivative of Old Saxon waru, Old High German wara 'protection, watch'.

Middle Dutch
1377 Wasselin (nom) RSG1376-89 p. 78
1147 Vuazo (nom) clairvaux-12thc 19, Wazone (abl) ibid. 19, Wazonis (gen) ibid. 19; 1174 Wazonis (gen) ibid. 161; 1179 Wazo (nom) ibid. 181; 1209 Wassonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LII; 1245 Gazo (nom) NDParisII 2-LXX; 1258 Gazo (nom) ArrestReg-volI III, BMV
1135 Vaslinus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1147 Vaslini (gen) ibid. 18, Vaslino (abl) ibid. 18, Vaslinus (nom) ibid. 17; 1179 Vaslino (abl) ibid. 177
Old French
1292 Gace 1292paris p. 1; 1313 Gace Paris1313 p. 76
1313 Wasselin Paris1313 p. 12
Middle French
1392 Gasce MemBret-II col. 600
1197 Wazonis (gen) quix-vol1 83
1086 Wascelinus (nom) quix-vol1 61
fin12thC Waci (gen) MunDocIr III, p. 8
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Wace". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Wace.