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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LANG-kə-stər, LAN-ka-stər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of a city in northwestern England derived from Middle English Loncastre, itself from Lon referring to an ancient Roman fort on the River Lune combined with Old English ceaster meaning "city, town".
Added 7/13/2011 by theadiragram
Edited 4/29/2021 by HL, LMS and theadiragram