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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from the city of Bath in western England, which is the site of sumptuous, but in the Middle Ages ruined, Roman baths. The place is named with the dative plural of Old English bæð ‘bath’. In some cases the surname may have originated as a metonymic occupational name for an attendant at a public bath house.
  • Scottish : reduced and altered form of McBeth.
  • German : variant of Bathe.
  • Indian (Panjab) : Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan.

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