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Origin and popularity of the name INCE


Ince : English:: 1: habitational name from Ince in Makerfield (Lancashire) Ince (Cheshire) or Ince Blundell (Lancashire). The placenames derive from Proto-Welsh ïnïs ‘island’.2: possibly a post-medieval West Midlands variant of Hints a habitational name from either of two places called Hints (Staffordshire Shropshire). The placenames probably derive from Proto-Welsh hïnt ‘way path’ + Middle English plural -es.3: possibly a variant with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s of Inn from residence at an inn or inns from Middle English in (singular) or innes (plural) ‘tavern lodging(s) tenement(s)’. There seems also to have been some confusion with Scottish Innes.

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

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