Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a medieval personal name, Latin
Constantinus, a derivative of Constans (see
Constant). The name was popular in Continental Europe, and to a
lesser extent in England, as having been borne by the first Christian
ruler of the Roman Empire, Constantine the Great (?280–337), in
whose honor Byzantium was renamed Constantinople. In some cases the
name may be an Americanized form of one of the many cognates in other
languages, in particular Greek Konstantinos.
- English (of
Norman origin): habitational name or regional name for someone from
Cotentin (Coutances) in Manche, France (see Constance 2).
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