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Malmesbury Surname Origin

From the town of Malmesbury in Wiltshire, England, said to be so called by Malmutius, a king of the Britons. It was anciently called Maidulphesburgh, from Maidulph, a Scottish saint and hermit who built an abbey there, and opened a school. Bede writes it Adelmesbirig, from Adelm, the scholar of Maidulph; others derive it from a part of the names both of the scholar and teacher.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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