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Origin and popularity of the name DOWNER

Origin

Downer : 1: English (Isle of Wight Hampshire and Sussex): topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or down from Middle English douner a derivative of Middle English doun (Old English dūn) ‘hill’ + -er. It is synonymous with atte Doune (see Down) and is a type of formation especially common in Sussex Surrey and Hampshire.2: English: in the north-West Midlands perhaps a variant of Downward with shortening of the final syllable to -er a habitational name probably from Downwood (Herefordshire) and perhaps also Dunwood (Staffordshire) with -wood re-etymologized as -ward and occasionally shortened to -ard. See also Downard.3: Irish (Tipperary): variant of Dooner.

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

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