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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Allchin Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Allwine
Allington Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Ellendun = Elder-Tree Hill
Bacon Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon bacan, to bake, to dry by heat
Balder Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Bealdhere / Baldhere = Bold Army
Balding Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon B(e)alding / B(e)ald's Son
Bates Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Bate, contention
Baxter Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Bagster, a baker
Beck Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon becc, a brook
Brentwood Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon burnt-wood
Briggs Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon brigg, a bridge
Brimmer Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Bremman, Breme, or Brim, to extend, to amplify to the utmost limits
Callaway Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Calwig wig, war, battle
Cape Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Headland
Clew Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon cleofian, to cleave, divide
Clews Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon cleofian, to cleave, divide
Clough Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon cleofian, to cleave, divide
Clougher Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon cleofian, to cleave, divide
Clowes Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon A cliff or cleft in a hill
Cluse Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Clough, cleofian, to cleave, divide
Coortan Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon A band of soldiers
Cudd Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Little Cuthbert
Cuddie Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Little Cudd
Cuddy Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Little Cudd
Dack Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon personal name Doecca
Dod Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Dod/Doda, Dodd/Dodda
Doggett Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Dogod
Dollman Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Dole + man
Dormand Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Deormund - deor/deore, dear, beloved + mund, protection
Duguid Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon dugan, to be doughty; god, good
Dumbell Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Dumel or Domel
Duttson Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Dudd's Son
Hainsworth Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon haine, German and Saxon, a wood, and worth, a place inclosed, cultivated
Harold Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Har, an army, and hold, love
Haynesworth Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon The farm or place in the forest or grove, from haine, German and Saxon, a wood, and worth, a place inclosed, cultivated
Haynsworth Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon The farm or place in the forest or grove, from haine, German and Saxon, a wood, and worth, a place inclosed, cultivated
Head Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Hithe, a harbor, a shelter for boats
Hubbard Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Hubert, bright form, fair hope
Humphrey Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Humfred, that is, house-peace
Kercher Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon cark, a prison; carker, a jailor
Latton Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon town on the eminence or side of a hill
Lewthwaite Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon thwaite, a piece of ground cleared of wood, and lowe, a hill, law, a hill or eminence
Lord Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon ored, a governor, with the prefix of the letter L, le, denoting the person
Lowthwaite Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon thwaite, a piece of ground cleared of wood, and lowe, a hill, law, a hill or eminence
Smith Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Smitan, to smite or strike
Weller Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon hollow or gulf
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