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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
Cadwell Locality Locality A village in South Wales; written Cydwell
Calderwood Locality Locality The wood on the river Calder
Caldwell Locality Locality Cold-well, a cold spring
Carden Locality Locality the manor of Cawarden or Carden, near Chester, in England
Carmichael Locality Locality The castle or stronghold of Michael, from caer, a castle or fortified place
Cary Locality Locality the manor of Cary or Kari, as spelled in the Doomsday Book, in the parish of St. Giles, near Launceston, England
Caudell Locality Locality cold spring
Caudle Locality Locality cold spring
Caudwell Locality Locality cold spring
Caxton Locality Locality a small town in England
Cayly Locality Locality Calais, a sea-port of France
Chadwick Locality Locality Cyte signifies a cottage, and wick, a harbor, a sheltered place
Challener Locality Locality Chaloner/Challoner a town in France
Challenor Locality Locality Chaloner/Challoner a town in France
Challiner Locality Locality Chaloner/Challoner a town in France
Challinor Locality Locality Chaloner/Challoner a town in France
Challoner Locality Locality a town in France
Chatsworth Locality Locality cyte, a cottage, as above, and worth, a place or estate
Chedsey Locality Locality Chertsey, a town in Surrey, England, near the Thames, Cerot's Island
Cheeseman Locality Locality A dealer in cheese
Chesebrough Locality Locality Chene, an oak
Chester Locality Locality ceaster, a fortified place, a city, a castle or camp
Chesters Locality Locality ceaster, a fortified place, a city, a castle or camp
Cilly Locality Locality A town in Germany
Clauson Locality Locality A town of Germany, near Pozen
Clavering Locality Locality klaver, clover; and ing, a meadow, a pasture
Clay Locality Locality A town of France in Seine. A lake on the isle of Lewis, Scotland
Clayton Locality Locality clay hill
Cleveland Locality Locality Cliff-lane
Cliff Locality Locality A steep bank, a precipice
Clifford Locality Locality The ford or way by the cliff
Clifton Locality Locality the town on the cliff
Clum Locality Locality A place in Germany, the ancient residence of the Knight of Clum
Coates Locality Locality The side, the shore, coast, border
Cobb Locality Locality A harbor
Cobern Locality Locality high or united hill
Coborn Locality Locality cock, a hillock, and burn, a brook
Coborne Locality Locality cock, a hillock, and burn, a brook
Coburn Locality Locality cock, a hillock, and burn, a brook
Cockbain Locality Locality cock, a hillock, and burn, a brook
Cockburn Locality Locality cock, a hillock, and burn, a brook
Coe Locality Locality Co is an elevation, exalted
Coggeshall Locality Locality Cog, a small boat, and shoal, a place where the water is shallow, and where fish abound
Cogswell Locality Locality Cog, a small boat, and shoal, a place where the water is shallow, and where fish abound
Coit Locality Locality A wood
Colby Locality Locality Col, with or near, the by or town
Coldwell Locality Locality Cold-well, a cold spring
Coldwells Locality Locality Cold-well, a cold spring
Coleby Locality Locality Colby Col, with or near, the by or town
Collamore Locality Locality Coulommier, a town in France
Colton Locality Locality Col, the neck of a hill, and ton, a town
Colven Locality Locality Culwen, derived from Joannes De Culwen
Colvin Locality Locality Culwen, derived from Joannes De Culwen
Coly Locality Locality A little river in Devonshire, England
Comeyn Locality Locality Cominges, a town in France, anciently called Lugdunum Convenarum, situated on a hill near the banks of the river Garonne
Conde Locality Locality town of Conde, in the French part of Hainault
Conry Locality Locality Gauir Conrigh, a high mountain near Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland
Conyers Locality Locality Coigniers, in Normandy
Cornwallis Locality Locality A native of Cornwall
Cotes Locality Locality Coates, The side, the shore, coast, border
Cotesworth Locality Locality coit, a wood, and worth, a place or possession.
Couldray Locality Locality The grove of hazels
Couldwell Locality Locality Coldwell, Caldwell, Cold-well, a cold spring
Coulton Locality Locality Colton, Col, the neck of a hill, and ton, a town
Courtenay Locality Locality The court near the water
Covert Locality Locality A sheltered place
Cowley Locality Locality cow pasture
Craft Locality Locality Croft, a small field near a dwelling
Crafter Locality Locality Crofter, a small field near a dwelling
Croft Locality Locality a small field near a dwelling
Crofter Locality Locality a small field near a dwelling
Cromwell Locality Locality From crom, crooked, and hal or hayle, low, level land bordering on the river or sea
Cross Locality Locality A place with a cross
Crosswell Locality Locality A cross erected near a well
Crowell Locality Locality town in England
Cullen Locality Locality Cullin, the place at the neck of the lake

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