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Meaning and Origin of: Byron

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Cottage
  • English : At the cowshed

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from Byram in West Yorkshire or Byrom in Lancashire, both named with Old English b̄rum ‘at the cattle sheds’, dative plural of b̄re ‘byre’.
  • This name and the variants Biron and Biram have occasionally been adopted as Jewish surnames, presumably as Americanized forms of Jewish names that cannot now be identified.

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