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Origin Of The Surname Drinkwater

Meaning Of The Surname Drinkwater

Drink Water

Interesting Facts About Drinkwater

Drinkwater would have originally have been used as a nickname. Nicknames were an easy way to distinguish a person and so many personal nicknames became hereditary surnames. This name comes from the Old English ‘drican’ for drink and ‘woetre’ for water. This name could have been given in irony to a town alcoholic.

Drinkwater Statistics

Drinkwater is the number 1478 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,601 share the surname Drinkwater in the UK.

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