Last name: FIRTH

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FIRTH : This last name is indexed 106,348 times on Geneanet!

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FIRTH : 1: English: topographic name from Middle English firthe frithe frethe ‘frith wood woodland’ also ‘hunting ground’ (whether or not wooded). These are forms of Old English firhthe (ge)fyrhthe ferhthe in which the awkward consonant cluster -rhth- was simplified by dropping medial -h- and sometimes metathesizing the -r-. In medieval Sowerbyshire Yorkshire and Derbyshire the friths were areas reserved for hunting so the surname there may have belonged to forest officials.2: Scottish: habitational name from Firth in Orkney.

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