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    #1

    the meaning of a name

    hi

    Does the name Dalloway mean anything in English?

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    #2

    Re: the meaning of a name

    A lot of English surnames that start with D derive from Norman French owners of land. I knew a family originally called d'Alleguen who had dropped the D - this presumably dates from the late 18th cent. (the French Revolution), when it was more than anyone's life was worth to admit to a background among the landed gentry. This prejudice is very strong; I was working at a (holiday) language school in the early seventies, when my term-time French teacher (who was French) was Odette de Mourgues, and a French girl I told this was immediately hostile to her (not seriously, but the trace of a prejudice was still there).

    You might start by following a few links from Name Meanings - Glossary of Surname Origins - D , but "Dalloway" doesn't seem to be listed there.

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    Last edited by BobK; 29-Oct-2006 at 11:42. Reason: Added "originally" for clarity, and fixed typo

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    #3

    Re: the meaning of a name

    hi, Bobk

    Even though i have not found the name's meaning I appreciate your colaboration for my research. So THANKS!!!

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    #4

    Re: the meaning of a name

    Dalloway Surname Origin
    (English) Dweller at the Dale-way [Old English dael + weg].


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    #5

    Re: the meaning of a name

    Here you are:
    Dalloway Surname Origin

    (English) Dweller at the Dale-way [Old English dael + weg].


    Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.

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    #6

    Re: the meaning of a name

    thanks a lot, curmudgeon and Anglika!

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    #7

    Re: the meaning of a name

    Then of course there is Galloway, which is probably more common. There is a place in Scotland called Galloway (District of Dumfries and Galloway) and another called Alloa which might be connected

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