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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name CHENE


Chene : 1: French (Chêne): from Old French chesne ‘oak’ (from Late Latin caxinus) hence a topographic name denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree or in an oak wood or a habitational name from (Le) Chêne the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Dechene and Duchene.2: Altered form of French Chesne a variant of 1 above or a habitational name from (Le) Chesne the name of several places in the northern part of France.3: English (of Norman origin): variant of Cheyne.


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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