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Origin and popularity of the name ARGYLE

Origin

Argyle : English: from Middle English erguil(e) a variant of Middle English orguil(e) Old French orguel ‘pride arrogance’ hence the variation of Argill and Argile with Orgill. Alternatively perhaps a variant of Arkell with voicing of k to g. No evidence has been found to support the idea that this is a habitational name from Argyll the county of southwestern Scotland though folk etymology to this effect may be partly responsible for the modern spelling of the surname.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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