Last name: DIAMOND

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DIAMOND : This last name is indexed 48,372 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DIAMOND : 1: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an Anglicized form of a metonymic occupational name for a diamond worker derived from German Diamant French and Dutch diamant ‘diamond’ or Yiddish dime(n)t from medieval Latin diamas genitive diamantis and ultimately from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’ genitive adamantos a reference to the hardness of the stone.2: English: from the rare Middle English female personal name Diamand derived from Old French diamaunt diamaund ‘diamond’ found in Middle English as diamound deamaunt and deamon. The name may alternatively be a variant of Daymon or a pet form of the Middle English personal name Day to which the hypocoristic suffix -man has been added.3: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin ‘descendant of Diamán’ earlier Díomá or Déamán a diminutive of Díoma itself a pet form of Diarmaid (see McDermott).4: Americanized form of Greek Diamantis or of any of patronymics derived from this name. Compare Diamant 3.

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