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Origin and popularity of the name NORTH


North : 1: English: topographic name from Middle English northnorth’ denoting someone who had migrated from the north especially someone from northern England living in the south of the country. It may also have been used to denote someone living in the northern part of a settlement or region.2: Irish: in Ireland adopted for Mac an Ultaigh ‘son of the Ulsterman’ Ulster being the northern part of Ireland.3: German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.


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

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