Meaning and Origin of: Arundel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : He who dwells with eagles

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from a place in West Sussex, seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, named Arundel, from Old English hārhūne ‘horehound’ (a plant) + dell ‘valley’.
  • English : nickname for someone supposedly resembling a swallow, from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond ‘swallow’ (Latin hirundo, confused with (h)arundo ‘reed’).