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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
Barstow Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Barr, the top of a hill, and stow, a place or depository
Brandreth Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Bran, signifies a swift river, and dreth, the sandy shore or strand
Bristol Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh bris, broken, and tull, tol, a hole, cleft or chasm
Bunyan Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Bunan, a squat, short person
Cad Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh War
Cain Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Chaste, beloved, fair, beautiful
Cam Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Crooked, winding
Carteret Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh town of the castle
Cartret Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh town of the castle
Cavan Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh The ridge of a hill
Caveen Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh The ridge of a hill
Conant Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Conan, a river
Far Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh great
Iver Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh A chief or leader
Kelly Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh A grove, generally of hazel
Lumley Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh lom, bare, and lle, a place
McHard Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh son of the brave or the handsome
McHarg Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh son of the brave or the handsome
Melor Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh Melwr, soldier
Rander Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh A tract of land on a point or promontory
Somer Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh so for swl or sal, soil, and mer, a lake, water, the sea
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