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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Ide Iden, a small town in England
Ilsley Locality            Locality Isles-ley, the place on the island.
Incledon Locality            Locality Ingleton, the beacon hill, the fire-hill, or hill of alarm
Inge Ing, Saxon, a pasture, a meadow or watering place, low ground
Ingham Locality            Locality The town on the low ground, meadow or pasture
Ingleby Locality            Locality Inglesby, the town of the English, or Angles
Ingles The name was given in Scotland, to distinguish the family of some English settler. The Englishman
Inglis The name was given in Scotland, to distinguish the family of some English settler. The Englishman
Ingoldsby Locality            Locality Inglesby, the town of the English, or Angles
Ingraham German              German Engelramus, from Engel, Saxon, angel, and rein, purity. Pure as an angel
Ingram German              German elements Ing (the name of a Germanic god) + hraban raven
Innes lands of Innis in Scotland
Innis lands of Innis in Scotland
Ipres Locality            Locality A town in the Netherlands
Ireland native of that island
Ireton Locality            Locality a manor in County Derby, England.
Irish A native of Ireland
Iron the mineral
Irvine Locality            Locality in Ayrshire, Scotland
Irving Locality            Locality in Ayrshire, Scotland
Isaac Hebrew              Hebrew Laughter
Isham Locality            Locality the town on the river Isis, in Northamptonshire, England
Islip Locality            Locality A village near Oxford, England
Israel Hebrew              Hebrew given to the Patriarch Jacob
Iver Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh A chief or leader
Ives Locality            Locality town named St. Ives, in the county of Huntingdon, England
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