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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : either from a Middle English survival of an Old English personal name, Billing, or a habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Billing, probably ‘(settlement of) the followers (Old English -ingas) of a man called Bill(a)’.
  • German : from a Germanic personal name, formed with a cognate of Old Saxon bīl ‘sword’.
  • Danish and Norwegian : from an Old Danish personal name, Billing.
  • Swedish : shortened form of various habitational names such as Billinge, Billingsfors, etc.

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