E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Part of the great Romaic stock. They occupied the low track along the frontiers of the German-speaking territory, as Artois, Hainault, Namur, Liège, Luxemburg, with parts of Flanders and Brabant. (See WALES.)
The Wallons are the Romanised Gauls, lineal representatives of the ancient Belgæ.Encyclopdia Britannica, vol. xxi. p. 332.