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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name ELM


Elm : 1: English (Lincolnshire): topographic name from Middle English elm(e) ‘elm-tree’ or a habitational name from a place so named such as Elm (Cambridgeshire). Alternatively a variant of Helm with loss of initial H-.2: German: habitational name from any of various places so named.3: Swedish: ornamental name from älm(e) ‘elm grove’.


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
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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