Last name: QUEEN

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Last name frequency

QUEEN : This last name is indexed 107,442 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

QUEEN : 1: Scottish: shortened form of McQueen.2: English: from the Middle English female personal name Quene sometimes a pet form of Quenill (Old English Cwēnhild from cwēn ‘queen’ + hild ‘battle’). Early examples of the name are mainly from southern England especially Sussex but its currency in late medieval northern England has also been suggested by records from Yorkshire.3: English: possibly a nickname from Middle English quene ‘woman; harlot; crone’ (Old English cwēn) but this is less likely than 2 to have given rise to a hereditary surname.

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