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In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

Collett

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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...name from a diminutive of the personal name Col(l) , a pet form of Nicholas . There was also a feminine form, Collette , which may also have given rise to a surname. Further information Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames , notes that the name could also mean ‘Coll the younger’, citing ‘William Coll, [and] Colet his son’, 1381 in Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 20, p. 336 (Broomfleet, ER Yorks). Early bearers given names: Colet , 1202 in Assize Rolls (Northants); Collette (f.), 1379 in Yorks Poll Tax . surnames: Richard Colet , 1213 in ...

Ackley

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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...(Crosthwaite, Cumb); John Akely , 1762, George Aikley , 1764 in IGI (Houghton le Spring, Durham). forms with final -f John de Aclyf , 1371, Andrew de Aclyf , 1392 in Patent Rolls (Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumb); Mary Acliff , 1789 in IGI (Northleach, Gloucs); Hannah Acliff , 1798 in IGI (Houghton le Spring, Durham). References: Durham Place-Names , p. 3; Place-Names of Northumb and Durham , p. 8; Mills, Dictionary , p. 26; Ekwall, DEPN , p. 20; Watts, Dictionary , pp. 28–9. 2 English : variant of Arkley . Ackley, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

Akers

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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...land’, the plural form of aker , acre . Compare Acker ( 2 ). (ii) variant of Acker with post-medieval excrescent -s . Further information: In SE England there may have been some confusion with Akehurst . Early bearers: Adam de Acres , 1346 in London Letter Books F (London); Rogerus Acres , 1379 in Poll Tax (Upper Poppleton, WR Yorks); Henricus dil Accres , 1381 in Poll Tax (Liverpool, Lancs); Ricardus dil Acres , 1381 in Poll Tax (West Derby, Lancs); John Acres , shearman, 1468–9, Robert Acres , worsted weaver, 1519–20 in Norwich...

Marion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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... , usually a diminutive pet form of Mary , but in medieval England sometimes also used for Margery . Compare Marriott . Early bearers: given names: Mariona Mariote (alias) Margeria Mariote (alias) Marioria Mariote, 1379 in Poll Tax (Westmeston, Sussex); Mariona Lambert, vidua, 1379 in Poll Tax (WR Yorks); Mariona Fynch’, 1381 in Poll Tax (Essex). surnames: John Mariun , 1279 in Hundred Rolls (Cambs); William Marion , 1320 in Patent Rolls (Cambs); Richard Marioun , 1350 in London Letter Books F (London); Willelmus filius...

Gooch

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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...as in Welsh bach ‘little’. By the early 16th century, the English had problems pronouncing / χ ‎/, for which they usually substituted /f/ in words like cough . Welsh Goch was therefore normally anglicized to Gough , pronounced /gɔf/. The alternative substitution of /tʃ/ (the final sound in the word such ) to produce Gooch is unexpected, but it is paralleled in Batch , Beach , and Beech as anglicized forms of Welsh Bach , alongside the more usual Baugh . One theory is that the English re-interpreted the pronunciation of the Welsh spelling ...

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