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Origin of Austen

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Origin of Austen, Meaning of Austen

Origin: Possibly secularized Augustinian Frairs at the time of the Reformation and dissolution of the monasteries in England - the surname is rare or even absent before 1550. Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales speaks of somone who 'did swink and toil as Austin bit' that is as St Augustine orders. Friars of the Augustinian Order were known as Austin Friars.
Surnames: Austen, Austin
Submitted by: George Austin

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