English (African) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Africa (in regions where English is spoken as a second language). See also about English names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BECKWITH     English (African)
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bece "beech" + Old Norse viðr "wood" (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).
HAPPYGOD     English (African, Rare)
Possibly from the English words happy and god.