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Origin and popularity of the name DARWIN


Darwin : English:: 1: (Yorkshire): usually a variant of Derwent a habitational name mostly from Derwent (Derbyshire now submerged by the Ladybower Reservoir) or Darwen (Lancashire) both named from rivers called Derwent; or less frequently from similarly named rivers in Cumberland Durham Northumberland and Yorkshire.2: from the Middle English personal name Derwin (from Old English Dēorwine composed of the elements dēor ‘dear’ or formerly also dēor ‘animal; fierce’ + wine ‘friend’).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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