Last name: SAINT

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SAINT : This last name is indexed 6,188,676 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SAINT : 1: English and French: nickname for a particularly pious individual from Old French and Middle English saint(e) seint(e) ‘holy’ (from Latin sanctus ‘blameless holy’). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.2: English: perhaps a nickname for someone who wore made or sold girdles from Middle English ceint seint saint ‘girdle’ (Old French ceint Latin cinctum). Compare Center.

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