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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Dweller in the rye field

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by a small enclosed field (Old English croft) where rye (Old English ryge) was grown, or a habitational name from any of various minor places so named, such as Ryecoft in Gloucestershire or Cheshire.

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