Last name: DEWEY

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DEWEY : This last name is indexed 103,399 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DEWEY : 1: Welsh: from the personal name Dewi Welsh form of David. In some cases the name may arise from the dedication of parish churches in places called Llanddewi (Saint David's) of which there are several.2: Anglicized form of a French Huguenot surname of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai a habitational name from a city so named in northern France but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’ from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.3: In some cases also an Americanized form of French Duguay.4: In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch De Weij (archaic De Wey): cognate of Van der Weij (see Wey).

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