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Meaning and Origin of: Heath

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : A heath or shrub
  • English : Cliff near a heath

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English hǣð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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