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10/14/2023, 10:00 AM Felie
1/27/2016, 6:44 AM Sofia
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1/27/2016, 6:24 AM lilolaf

Name Lake
Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Theme river
Edit Status Status2a. listed usages are verified

Meaning & History

Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus. This meaning, which ousted the native sense, came too late to be found as a place name element, but may lie behind some examples of the surname.
Added 1/27/2016 by lilolaf