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ALEXANDER - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname ALEXANDER

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Definition: Helper of mankind, defender of men. Of Greek origin, but most commonly found in Scotland. MACALLISTER is a common derivation.

Surname Origin: Greek, Scottish, English

Alternate Surname Spellings: ALEXANDRE, ALESANDER, ALESANDRE, ALAXANDAIR, ALASDAIR, ALEXANDAR

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Common Surname Search Tips
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ALEXANDER Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - ALEXANDER Genealogy
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ALEXANDER Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Alexander surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - ALEXANDER Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - ALEXANDER Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - ALEXANDER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name ALEXANDER.

MyCinnamonToast.com - ALEXANDER Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the ALEXANDER surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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