Last name: LOVE

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LOVE : This last name is indexed 226,171 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LOVE : 1: English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English female name Lufu ‘love’ or the masculine equivalent Lufa. Compare Leaf 2.2: English and Scottish: nickname from Anglo-Norman French love ‘she-wolf’ or simply ‘wolf’ the word love being a back-formation from the diminutive forms lovel and lovet ‘little wolf’. See also Low 3 from Anglo-Norman French lou the more usual form of the word.3: Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin (see McKinnon).4: Flemish (De Love): altered form of Delhove a habitational name from any of the places called Hove and L'Hoves in Hainault for example.

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