English surname "Groundsell"
Variants of Groundsell are Grunsell, Grundsell and others. This surname is mostly found in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex. What is the origins and meaning of Groundsell?
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This must be a rare surname as the experts appear to have overlooked it. It looks like a place name but none found.
There is a plant called groundsel which was used as a poultice in treating infected wounds. I wonder, based on this, if Groundsell is a metonymic for a practitioner of folk medicine, someone skilled in the application of herbal remedies.
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