Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: from a pet form of Rabb.
- English: from the
Norman personal name Radbode, Rabbode, composed of the
Germanic elements rād ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + bodo,
boto ‘messenger’, ‘lord’.
- Irish: mistranslation of
Gaelic Ó Coinín, which is actually a variant of Ó
Conáin or Ó Cuineáin (see Cunneen), as if
it were from coinín ‘rabbit’, although in fact it is from a
diminutive of cano ‘hound’, ‘wolf’.
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