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Name Origins and Meanings

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  • Dinn:

    English: from a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.

  • Erickson

    Respelling of a Scandinavian and North German patronymic derived from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever’, ‘always’ (or a reduced form of ein ‘one’, ‘only’) + rík ‘power’. The main forms are Erichsen, Eriksen, Ericsson, and Eriksson.

  • Funk:

    German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’.

  • Gardner:

    English: reduced form of Gardener. Probably a translated form of German Gärtner (see Gartner).

  • Hanson:

    Respelling of Scandinavian Hansen or Hansson. English (chiefly Midlands and northern England, especially Yorkshire): patronymic from Hann or the byname Hand.

  • Polbrook:

    English:dwelt near the brook

  • Rogers:

    English: patronymic from the personal name Roger.

  • Selgeby:

    Norway: Taken from the farm on which the family lived. SelgebØe Norwegian Naming Patterns

  • Sickles:

    Possibly an altered form of German Sickel (compare Sickels).

  • Strickland:

    English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from Old English styr(i)c, steorc ‘bullock’ + land ‘land’, ‘pasture’.

  • Sutton:

    English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places called Sutton, from Old English suð ‘south’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

  • Thompson:

    English: patronymic from Thomas. Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland. Americanized form of Thomsen.

  • Westbrook:

    Altered spelling of Dutch Westbroek, a habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

Source: Ancestry.com in part.

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