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Origin and popularity of the name QUEEN

Origin

Queen : 1: Scottish: shortened form of McQueen.2: English: from the Middle English female personal name Quene sometimes a pet form of Quenill (Old English Cwēnhild from cwēn ‘queen’ + hild ‘battle’). Early examples of the name are mainly from southern England especially Sussex but its currency in late medieval northern England has also been suggested by records from Yorkshire.3: English: possibly a nickname from Middle English quene ‘woman; harlot; crone’ (Old English cwēn) but this is less likely than 2 to have given rise to a hereditary surname.

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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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Geographic distribution of the 50,264 individuals with the name QUEEN on Geneanet.

 

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    jerqueen
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    jazzspurs1
    (858 individuals)
    trice52
    (452 individuals)
    mcgurranabt13
    (424 individuals)

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    Variants of name QUEEN

    MACQUEEN MCQUEEN MACQUEENE