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Name Souness
Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. SOON-is
Other Forms FormsSuinhouse, Sonehouse, Sounhouse, Soonhouse, Sownes, Sounness, Sounes, Soness, Sunness, Sones, Sunes, Sone, Sune, Soune, Soones, Soone, Soam, Soams, Soames, Somes, Soame, Soan, Soane
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Perhaps derived from the place name Soonhouse in the town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders area (which is of uncertain meaning), or from the place names Sun-hlaw or Sunilaw near the town of Coldstream, also in the Scottish Borders in Scotland, meaning "south hill" or "sunny hill" in Old English. A famous bearer of this surname is retired Scottish soccer player Graeme Souness (1953-).
Added 2/20/2023 by General9696