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Meaning and Origin of: Easter

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name for someone living to the east of a main settlement, from Middle English easter ‘eastern’, Old English ēasterra, in form a comparative of ēast ‘east’ (see East).
  2. English: habitational name from a group of villages in Essex, named from Old English eowestre ‘sheepfold’.
  3. English: nickname for someone who had some connection with the festival of Easter, such as being born or baptized at that time (Old English ēastre, perhaps from the name of a pagan festival connected with the dawn).
  4. Translation of the German family name Oster.
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