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Can you name the top 50 English geographic surnames in the United States (2000)?
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Only English surnames are included. Geographic surnames are last names derived from a location or other geographical feature, referring either to the feature itself or to a person living in or near it
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A type of heath with peaty soil
A forest glade OR a water meadow
A large house OR one of several villages of this name
Originally Ireland; later Scotland
A village recreational field
A small peak or promontory
An English place named after the Welsh/Cornish 'celli', grove, OR Scottish lands named after the Gaelic 'coille', wood or grove
An English place of this name OR a small waterway
Any of several places of this name in England and Scotland OR the village of 'Rots' near Caen, Normandy
A pear orchard
A type of farm building; granary
Any of several settlements with this name in England, meaning 'bare or treeless hill'
Wales, Cornwall, Brittany or Strathclyde (inhabitants of the last being called 'walensis')
An area on the opposite side of a settlement to the east
Any of several places of this name in England, meaning 'brushwood', 'enclosure' or 'hedge'
A shallow place in a river where people can wade or drive across
Any of several settlements of this name in England meaning 'a spring'
A forest (variant of rank #75)
Either of two towns of this name in England, both with the meaning 'settlement of the Wassa people'
A spring or stream
Any of several English and Scottish settlements, meaning 'crow's ford'
Any of several English places of this name OR a holly wood OR an oak tree OR a piece of dry land in a fen
Any of several English villages of this name OR an outcrop of rock
A building in which corn/wheat was ground
A game park OR the French village of La Varrenne
A territorial division of Ayrshire first recorded as 'Cunegan'
Any of several English villages of this name, meaning 'broad clearing suitable for agriculture'
Any of several English towns of this name (various spellings) OR a fortified manor house
A place in Scotland with the meaning 'Jonis's town'
A small road
Either of two places of this name in England, meaning 'rye (or reed) farm'
A village recreational field (variant of rank #37)
A fortress on a hill
A slope or hillside
A patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood
A French castle and town, its name being a combination of 'mont', a hill, and the forename 'Gumerac'
One of many places of this name OR a valley
One of many towns of this name, itself meaning 'settlement by a fort'
Wales, Brittany or other Celtic areas (variant of rank #265)
Pasture or open country; cleared land not under cultivation
Wales, Brittany or other Celtic areas (variant of rank #259)
An area of the Netherlands
A ridge, hillside or riverside
A ford (Old English 'gewaed')
Any of several English places of this name, meaning 'cold spring'
The French town of Pois
One of several villages of this name OR a steep rock or crag
A prominent small hill, barrow or burial mound, pre-7th c. word 'hlaw'
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