Last name: DOWN

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DOWN : This last name is indexed 49,877 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DOWN : 1: English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on or near a down or low hill from Middle English dun(e) doun(e) (Old English dūn) ‘down low hill’. See also Downer.2: English (Devon): possibly in some cases a patronymic from the Old English personal name Dūn but later names of this origin cannot reliably be distinguished from those originating from the topographic sense. See Dunn 2.

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