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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

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.

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Surname Origin Meaning
Adrian Latin Latin the city of Hadria
Anthony Latin Latin Antius, a son of Hercules
Augustine Latin Latin Augustinus, imperial, royal, great, or renowned
Aurelia Latin Latin Feminine of Aurelius, golden
Austin Latin Latin Augustinus, imperial, royal, great, renowned
Avelin Latin Latin hazelnut
Avis Latin Latin Avus grandfather
Benedict Latin Latin Benedictus, blessed, well spoken of, or a person wishing all good
Betts Latin Latin Beatus, happy
Caesar Latin Latin caesariatus, long-haired
Dealtry Latin Latin De Alta Ripa, from the high bank or shore
Mandeville Latin Latin De Magna villa
Martin Latin Latin martius, warlike, from Mars, the God of War
Montford Latin Latin De Monte Forte, from the strong or fortified hill or mountain
Montgomery Latin Latin Mons Gomeris, Gomer's mount
Moreno Latin Latin Maurus Moor
Mumford Latin Latin De Monte Forte, from the strong or fortified hill or mountain
Nequam Latin Latin Dishonest, lazy
Paul Latin Latin little, small
Cato Latin Latin Sagacious
Pope Latin Latin Papa, father
Quentin Latin Latin Quintus, the fifth, a name given to the fifth son
Quintin Latin Latin Quintus, the fifth, a name given to the fifth son
Sackville Latin Latin De Sicca villa, that is, from the dry town
Stacy Latin Latin Sto, to stand, stationed, standing still, fixed
Choppen Latin Latin Chopin caupo, a small shopkeeper
Chopping Latin Latin Chopin caupo, a small shopkeeper
Claud Latin Latin claudus, lame
Claude Latin Latin claudus, lame
Clemence Latin Latin Clemens, mild, meek, gentle
Clement Latin Latin Clemens, mild, meek, gentle
Clodd Latin Latin claudus, lame
Clode Latin Latin claudus, lame
Dunipace Latin Latin Duni-pacis, hills of peace
Durance Latin Latin Enduring, Lasting
Durant Latin Latin Durandus, enduring, strong, inured to hardships
Durrance Latin Latin Enduring, Lasting
Durrans Latin Latin Enduring, Lasting
Durrant Latin Latin Enduring, Lasting
Faber Latin Latin A workman, a smith
Fabian Latin Latin Fabius, Faba, a bean
Sylvester Latin Latin Sylva a wood
Valentine Latin Latin a name derived from valens, able, puissant, brave
Virgo Latin Latin A maid, a damsel
Vivian Latin Latin A maid, a damsel
Conquest Latin Latin to seek with ardour
Cornelius Latin Latin cornu, a horn and the sun
Crotch Latin Latin cross
Crouch Latin Latin cross
Croucher Latin Latin Croucher
Laud Latin Latin laudis, praise

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