Last name origin & meaning:
English: habitational name from places so called in Devon,
Hampshire, Leicestershire, and Somerset. The first and last derive
their name from the Celtic river name Exe, while the place in
Hampshire, recorded in 940 as East Seaxnatune, is named from
Old English Ēastseaxe ‘East Saxon’, and the Leicestershire
place name is from Old English oxa ‘of the oxen’. In each case
the final element is from Old English tūn ‘settlement’.
Famous people who gave their babies this name:
Robert Downey Jr.
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