Last name origins & meanings:
- English and Scottish: nickname for a mild and gentle man, from
Middle English do ‘doe’ (Old English dā).
- English (of Norman origin): habitational name (Old French
d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France. The place
name is either a dramatic reduction of Latin Augusta ‘(city of)
Augustus’, or else derives from the Germanic element auwa
‘water meadow’, ‘island’.
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