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B. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York City, New York, USA. John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more ...

Lennon

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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... ♂ Transferred used of the Irish surname, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leannáin ‘descendant of Leannán ’ or Ó Lonáin ‘descendant of Lonán ’. Its use as a given name is no doubt in honour of John Lennon of the Beatles ( 1940–80...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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... (2). Early bearers: Scotland: Mary Lennon , 1754 in IGI (Coylton, Ayrs); Ann Lennon , 1783 in IGI (Dunfermline, Fife); Francis Lennon , 1818 in IGI (Stoneykirk, Wigtowns); Jane Lennon , 1855 in IGI (New Monkland, Lanarks). England: Mary Lennon , 1736 in IGI (Stepney, Middx); William Lennon , 1744 in IGI (Flamstead, Herts); Christianum Lennon , 1796 in IGI (Lancaster, Lancs); William Lennon , 1807 in IGI (Whitehaven, Cumb); Joannes Lennon , 1810 in IGI (Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumb). Lennon, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

Lennon

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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... (3953) Irish: 1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leannáin ‘descendant of Leannán ’, a byname meaning ‘little cloak’ (less likely, ‘sweetheart’). 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lonáin ‘descendant of Lonán ’, a personal name from a diminutive of lon ‘blackbird’. given names Irish ^%. Aidan (2), Aileen , Brendan , Colm , Finian , John Patrick , Kieran , Ronan...

Linning

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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... Linnen • Current frequencies: GB 151, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 42 • Main GB location 1881: Lanarks 1 Scottish : of uncertain origin. It might be a variant of Lennon , influenced by association with the word linen (often spelled linnen , with dialect forms linon and linning , see OED ). However, spellings with -ynge predate those with -en , and Lennon itself does not seem to be recorded in SW Scotland until later. Compare Leaning . Early bearers: Scotland: Thomas Linnynge , 1627, Thomas Linnyng , 1631 in IGI (Glasgow, Lanarks);...

Linnen

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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...Variants: Linning , Lennon • Current frequencies: GB 167, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 50 • Main GB location 1881: Lanarks, Dunbartons, and Perths 1 Scottish, Irish : (i) see Linning . (ii) see Lennon . Early bearers: Scotland: John Linnen , 1706 in IGI (Eccles, Berwicks); Alexander Linnen , 1752 in IGI (Greenlaw, Berwicks); John Linnen , 1792 in IGI (Stitchel, Roxburghs); William Linnen , 1813 in IGI (Leswalt, Wigtowns); Isabella Linnen , 1814 in IGI (Edinburgh, Midlothian); Wilm Linnen , born in Ireland, in Census...

McLennan

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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..., McClennan , McClennon , McGlennon , McGlennan , Clennan , Clingan , Lennan , Lennon , Glennon • Current frequencies: GB 5124, Ireland 76 • GB frequency 1881: 4091 • Main GB location 1881: NW Scotland 1 Scottish Gaelic, Irish : relationship name from Mac Gille Fhinnein ‘son of the devotee of (Saint) Finnian ’, a personal name based on the adjective fionn ‘white’. Compare McClintock . Without mac the name may be confused with Lennon . The Irish surname was also anglicized McAleenan (see early bearers listed there), and...

John

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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...in recent times have been American president John F. Kennedy ( 1917–63 ) and British pop singer John Lennon ( 1940–80 ). In its various forms in different languages, it has been the most perennially popular of all Christian names. Cognates : Irish: Eoin , Seán . Scottish: Ian , Iain , Eòin , Seathan . Welsh: Ieuan , Sión . German: Johann , Johannes . Dutch: Jan . Danish, Norwegian: Jens , Johan , Jan . Swedish: Johan , Jöns , Jon , Jan . French: Jean . Spanish: Juan . Catalan: Joan . Portuguese: João . Italian: Giovanni , Gianni ....

Leonard

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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...in Hundred Rolls (Hunts); Agnes Leonard , 1296 in Subsidy Rolls (Sussex); John Lenard’ , 1371 in Feet of Fines (Bucks); Henrico Lenard , 1379 in Poll Tax (Chilton Foliat, Wilts); Willelmus Lenard , 1381 in Poll Tax (Spalding, Lincs); Henry Lenard’ , 1475 in Feet of Fines (Beds); Agnes Leonard , 1548 in IGI (Sandwich, Kent). 2 Irish : in Ireland, in addition to being the Norman name, this was adopted for several Irish names, including Ó Lonáin ( see Lennon ), Ó Luanaigh ( see Looney ), Ó Luinigh ( see Lunny ), Ó Longáin ( see ...

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