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DOUGLAS - Name Meaning & Origin
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Definition: From the Gaelic "dubh" meaning black and "glas" meaning water, this surname was usually used to refer to someone who dwelled by a dark stream.

Surname Origin: Scottish

Alternate Surname Spellings: DOUGLASS

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DOUGLAS Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - DOUGLAS Genealogy
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DOUGLAS Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - DOUGLAS Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - DOUGLAS Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - DOUGLAS Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - DOUGLAS Genealogy in All Regions
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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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