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Origin and popularity of the name CUTHBERT


Cuthbert : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Cudbert Old English Cuthbeorht composed of the elements cūth ‘famous well known’ + beorht ‘bright famous’. The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint bishop of Hexham and later of Lindisfarne and remained popular because of his cult throughout the Middle Ages especially in northern England and the lowlands of Scotland.2: Scottish: variant of Coubrough an Anglicized and shortened form of McCoubrey from Scottish Gaelic Mac Cuithbreith ‘son of Cuthbert’ (see 1 above).


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

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