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Origin and popularity of the name QUEEN


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.


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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