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Origin and popularity of the name DOWNING


Downing : 1: Irish (Cork and Kerry): sometimes of English origin but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen).2: English: from the Middle English personal name Dun(n)ing Douning (Old English Dunning a derivative of Old English Dunna (see Dunn).3: English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on the hill an -ing derivative of Middle English doun ‘hill’ equivalent to Downer. This formation is characteristic of Devon (compare Brooking).


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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