When William Wallace was born on 20 April 1828, in Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Wallace, was 30 and his mother, Agnes Ann "Nancy" Culbertson, was 21. He married Ann Elizabeth McGrew on 21 October 1851, in Toronto, Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 7 February 1886, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bala, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.
Scottish and English: variant of Wallis , especially in Scotland, where the name was introduced from the Welsh Marches by a family of tenants of the Stewarts in the 12th century.
Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, e.g. Wallach .