Last name: CECIL

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CECIL : This last name is indexed 74,468 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CECIL : Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt sometimes wrongly said to derive from the Latin name Caecilius (see Sisley). The most frequent modern spelling is a Renaissance attempt to connect the surname with Caecilius in the English pronunciation of its time. The Welsh name is more probably but not definitely from the Latin name Sextilius a derivative of sextus ‘sixth’.

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