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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English, Welsh
Pronounced Pron. die(English)
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Other Forms FormsDyer

Meaning & History

English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
Added 4/11/2012 by Amanda Dye
Edited 6/11/2016 by LMS