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Origin Of The Surname Lancaster

Meaning Of The Surname Lancaster

From the Fort on the River Lune

Interesting Facts About Lancaster

Lancaster is a locational surname coming from any of the places so-called or similarly spelled across Britain. Locational surnames were traditionally given to someone who had moved away to a new area, whereby they were assigned the name of their original home as a surname to differentiate them from the other townspeople. The place name itself is made up of ‘Lune’ the name of the river next to which the settlement of Lancaster was originally built, combined with ‘ceaster’ which referred to a roman fort.

Lancaster Statistics

Lancaster is the number 1465 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,619 share the surname Lancaster in the UK.

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