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Origin and popularity of the name SWALE

Origin

Swale : English (Yorkshire):: 1: topographic name from the Swale river in North Yorkshire the name of which probably derives from Old English swalwe ‘whirlpool or rushing water’.2: alternatively perhaps from the Middle English female personal name Swale Old Norse Svala from svala ‘swallow’ (the bird).

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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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