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Origin and popularity of the name SHERLOCK


Sherlock : English: nickname for someone with fair hair from Middle English shir ‘bright fair’ (Old English scir) + lok ‘lock (of hair)’ (Old English loc). This surname has been established in Ireland since the 13th century where it has been Gaelicized as Scurlóg.

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

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