Last name: SPEED

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SPEED : This last name is indexed 47,709 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SPEED : 1: English: nickname from Middle English sped ‘success prosperity wealth smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’); also ‘speed quickness’ (Old English sped) used either for a fortunate wealthy or successful person or for a swift runner.2: Irish (Mayo): when not the English name adopted for Gaelic Ó Fuada from fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody).3: Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schnell.

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