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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. is a directory of Professional Genealogists, Ancestry and Family Tree Researchers.

Surname Origin Meaning
Oakes Locality Locality From a dwelling near the oak-trees.
Oakham Locality Locality From the town of Oakham, in Rutlandshire, England
Oakley Locality Locality The fields or pasture abounding in oaks
Ockham Locality Locality a town in Surrey, England, so called from the abundance of oaks growing there
Ogilvie Locality Locality the lands of Ogilvie, in Scotland
Ollendorff Locality Locality Oldendorf in Germany
Olmstead Locality Locality A place or town by the green oaks
Onslow Locality Locality the manor of Onslow, in Shropshire, England
Orchard Locality Locality An inclosure of fruit-trees
Ormiston Locality Locality The town or village of elms
Orr Locality Locality town of Orr, in Scotland
Orton Locality Locality town of Orton, in Westmoreland, England
Otter Locality Locality a low promontory jutting into the sea, a shoal.
Ouseley Locality Locality the river Ouse, in England
Oxford Locality Locality Oxford, in England

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