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Origin and popularity of the name ENGLAND

Origin

England : 1: English: habitational name from Middle English Engelond ‘England’. It was probably a formal alternative to English which is also well evidenced as a surname in England. These names may have been acquired by English landowners who moved in Norman social circles or who lived in a neighbouring country (Scotland Wales or Ireland) or by English merchants who traded abroad.2: Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads so named from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’ + land ‘land’.3: Swedish: ornamental name with the same meaning as 2.

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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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    Variants of name ENGLAND

    ENGELAND ENGELLAND ENGELANDT ENGELLANDT ENGELANT