Last name origins & meanings:
- From the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian personal name
August (vernacular form of the classical and medieval Latin
personal name Augustus) or Americanized form of French
Auguste or some other European cognate.
- Translation of a
European surname acquired with reference to the month of August, which
was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus (63
bc–ad 14). There were various connections between
the month and the surname: for example, derivation from a baptismal
name given to a child or a convert who was baptized in August. August
is not found as a personal name or a native surname in Britain.
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