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Origin and popularity of the name BIRKENHEAD


Birkenhead : from Birkenhead (Cheshire). The place-name is from northern Middle English birk(e) (Old English adjective bircen) ‘birch’+ he(ve)d haved ‘head(land)’ influenced by Old Scandinavian birki + hǫfuð.


Source : FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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