Last name: LANCASTER

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LANCASTER : This last name is indexed 225,951 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LANCASTER : English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England which is recorded as Loncastre in 1086. The place takes its name from the river Lune + Old English ceaster ‘city Roman fortification’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’ ‘salubrious’.

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