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Meaning and Origin of: Averill

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Boar warrior

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English of uncertain origin. : of uncertain origin. Reaney and Wilson cite 13th- and 14th-century examples such as Richard Averil, which they associate with the name of the month (see April; the Old French word Avrill was taken into Middle English as Averil before being altered under Latin influence to April).
  • English of uncertain origin. : As a North American surname, it may be a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English hafri ‘oats’ + hyll ‘hill’. The traditional English pronunciation of this place name was Have-rill. Compare Avery.
  • English of uncertain origin. : William Averill (c.1590–1635) brought his family from Worcestershire, England, to VA in 1635.