Last name: LAVIN

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Last name frequency

LAVIN : This last name is indexed 39,328 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LAVIN : 1: Irish (Sligo Roscommon Mayo): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Láimhín a shortened form of Ó Flaithimhín ‘descendant of Flaithimhín’ a personal name from a diminutive of flaith ‘prince ruler’. This name is sometimes translated Hand from the similarity of the shortened form to lámh ‘hand’.2: Irish (Tipperary): variant of Laffin.3: English (Cornwall): of Norman origin from an Anglo-Norman French and Middle English female personal name Lavin. It derives either from Latin Lavinia the name of the second wide of Aeneas in Virgil's Aeneid or perhaps from a female form of the Anglo-Norman French male personal name Lafin inferred at Laffin.4: Spanish (Lavín): habitational name from Lavin a place so named in the Cantabria province.5: Swedish: from an unidentified first element + the adjectival suffix -in a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’.6: French (Somme): perhaps from either of the Old French personal names inferred at 3. This surname is very rare in France.

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