First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Cliff
First name variations: Nashe
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree,
a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten
ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many
places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for
example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The
name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.
- Jewish: of unknown origin, possibly an Americanized form of one or
more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
- The surname Nash was taken to Ireland from England or Wales by a
family who established themselves in Co. Kerry in the 13th century,
during the second wave of Anglo-Norman settlement.
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