Last name: BYWATER

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BYWATER : This last name is indexed 16,990 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BYWATER : 1: English: topographic name for someone living by a lake or river from Middle English by ‘by beside’ + water ‘water’.2: Irish: pseudo-translation (due to confusion with sruth ‘stream’) of Gaelic Ó Srutháin ‘descendant of Sruithán’ a personal name from a diminutive of sruith ‘sage elder’. Bywater is found as the English form of this Gaelic name in County Cork while in Mayo the usual Anglicization is Ryan.

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