Last name: STREET

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STREET : This last name is indexed 317,931 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STREET : 1: English: from Middle English stret(e) ‘street Roman road’ (Old English strǣt). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in the main street of a village or town or by a Roman road or habitational from a place so named such as Street (Kent Herefordshire Somerset) Street on the Fosse (Somerset) Strete in Blackawton (Devon) Strete Raleigh in Whimple (Devon) or Streat (Sussex). In the Middle Ages the word at first denoted a Roman road but later also came to denote the main street in a town or village.2: Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Strasser and a number of other surnames with similar meaning.3: Americanized form of Jewish (from Morocco) Chetrit: perhaps from the Arabic verbal root shṭr ‘to become skillful dexterous astute’. The exact origin of the suffix –it is unclear.

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