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Origin and popularity of the name MITCHELL


Mitchell : 1: English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael. See Michelson.2: English and Scottish: nickname for a big man from Middle English michel mechel muchel ‘big’.3: Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill.


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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