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Origin and popularity of the name WEBB


Webb : 1: English: occupational name for a weaver from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine) probably used of both male and female weavers). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster (see Webster Webber and compare Weaver).2: Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames cognates of 1 including Weber and Weberman.


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
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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