Last name: HEATHER

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All you have to know about the last name HEATHER

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HEATHER : This last name is indexed 27,353 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HEATHER : English: topographic name denoting a ‘dweller on the heath’ an agent derivative of Middle English hethe; compare Heath. The name may also be habitational name from Heather (Leicestershire) from Old English hǣthor ‘heathland’ (hǣth ‘heath heather’ + the noun suffix -or) or hǣddre ‘heather’. This surname is widespread in southern England and also established in Ireland.

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