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Origin and popularity of the name OVINGTON

Origin

Ovington : English (Durham):: 1: habitational name from Ovington (Durham). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Wulfa + connective -ing- + Old English tūn ‘farmstead settlement’.2: possibly a variant of Ovenden a habitational name perhaps derived from Ovingdean (Sussex) or Ovenden (Yorkshire). The placename Ovingdean derives from the Old English personal name Ofa or Ūfa + the Old English group name suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + Old English denu ‘valley’. The placename Ovenden derives from Old English ofen ‘furnace’ or ofan ufan ‘over above’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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    (17 individuals)

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    Variants of name OVINGTON

    OVINTON