Last Name LENNOX


Meaning Local: from the district or county of Lennox, now Dumbarton. Egrith, a Saxon noble, wbo died in 1064, was the ancestor of Alwin Mac Arkyll, who was created Earl of Lennox, temp. Malcolm IV, and was the founder of the family of Lennox.
Local: From the County of Lennox, Scotland. The original name was 'Leven-ach,' the field on the Leven, from the river Leven, which flows through the county, called in Latin 'Levinia.' The river was so called from 'Llyfn,' in the Welsh, which signifies a smooth, placid stream. 'Leven-achs,' for a while spelt and written 'Levenax,' and finally 'Lennox.' Arkil, a Saxon, a baron of Northumbria, who took refuge from the vengeance of the Norman William under the protection of Malcom Canmore, appears to have been the founder of the Lennox family.
Origin Scottish, Gaelic, Spanish, Irish, Austrian, South african

Rank 8,875 (2000 US census) 7,197 (1990 US census)
Count 3,391 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 88.65%, or 3006 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 7.9%, or 268 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.5%, or 17 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.38%, or 13 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1%, or 34 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.56%, or 53 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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Shortest baby names

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