Last name: LONSDALE

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LONSDALE : This last name is indexed 32,941 times on Geneanet!

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LONSDALE : English: habitational name from the district of Lonsdale (straddling Lancashire Yorkshire and Westmorland) and also from Lonsdale in Great Ayton (North Yorkshire). The district takes its name from the river Lune (of uncertain origin) + Old English dæl ‘valley’. The North Yorkshire placename probably derives from the late Old English personal name Lothen (genitive Lothenes) from Old Norse Lothinn + Old English dæl ‘valley’.

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