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Origin and popularity of the name HEATH


Heath : English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(on the) heath’ (Middle English he(a)th Old English hǣth) or else a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. The same word also denoted heather the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin Ireland since the late 16th century.


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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