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All you have to know about the last name WASHINGTON

Last name frequency

WASHINGTON : This last name is indexed 468,365 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WASHINGTON : 1: English: habitational name from Washington in Durham possibly also from Washington in Sussex. The Durham placename derives from an Old English personal name Hwassa Hwæssa + the Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. In North America this surname is by far most common among African Americans (see 2 below).2: African American: from the personal name Washington (or George Washington) adopted in honor of George Washington the 1st president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above in most cases probably for the same reason.

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