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Origin and popularity of the name MAIL


Mail : 1: see Meil. Black at Meal notes that the surname may not have originated in Shetland but derive from the settlement of some Orkney families there in the early 17th century. 2: see Male. 3: from Ó Máille see O'Malley.


Source : FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
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