Last name: SWALLOW

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SWALLOW : This last name is indexed 45,352 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SWALLOW : English (West Yorkshire):: 1: from Middle English swal(e)we swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe) hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird perhaps in swiftness and grace.2: habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire) probably from a lost river name perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn shine’.

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