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Origin and popularity of the name LOCUST

Origin

Locust : 1: Native American (Cherokee): translation into English (and shortening) of a personal name based on Cherokee kulsetsi ‘honey locust’ by extension also ‘sugar’. This surname is found mainly in OK and also in NC.2: African American: altered form of Lucas or Lucus. It may also be of Native American origin (see 1 above).3: English: unexplained. This surname has died out in Britain. Compare Locus 1.

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

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Geographic distribution of the 104 individuals with the name LOCUST on Geneanet.

 

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    (6 individuals)

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