surname Heather
Does anyone know where the surname 'Heather' comes from?
We are white British.
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One of my name books says that it comes from Middle English ...obviously from folks that lived in an area with plenty of heather ...If you want to go deeper, my Indo-European root book says that it derives from Old English, 'hǽth' meaning untilled land.
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