Oláh (surname)

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Oláh or Olah is a Hungarian language surname, which means "Romanian", derived from the word volách, and from that vlach, meaning "Italian" or "speaker of a Romance language".[1]

It's unclear how the surname came about. People who have this surname might have Romanian ancestry and possibly went through a process of Magyarization in the past.

Related names include Vlach and Olasz. The surname may may refer to:

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  1. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names. "Olah Family History", Oxford University Press, 2013. Retrieved on 10 January 2016.