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Origine of last name

ENGLISH : 1: English Scottish and Welsh: ethnic name from Middle English English Inglish Inglis ‘English’ (Old English Englisc) sometimes alternating with Anglo-Norman French Engleis Engles Anglais Angles (Old French Englois). Compare <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Inglis">Inglis</a> and <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/England">England</a>. Among the aristocracy and upper gentry it marked out a man of English ancestry from one of Norman or continental origin. In counties bordering England with Scotland and Wales the name distinguished an Englishman from a Scot or a native Welshman on both sides of the border. The name may also have been acquired by English merchants who traded abroad or who lived and worked in a ‘French’ borough in England (one exclusively administered by Normans).2: Irish: in Ireland this name was used to denote an Englishman often being adopted for Irish Aingléis ‘Englishman’ or through mistranslation for Mac an Ghallóglaigh see <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Gallogly">Gallogly</a> and <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Golightly">Golightly</a>.

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