of 1066. The name simply means "Dutch," and was applied to the Dutch weavers who had immigrated to
. The term was also used to refer to the
during the 15th century.
The surname Dutch was first found in the city of York, where Henry Duch(e)man was living in 1354. The first Dutch immigrants to
were recorded as early as the 11th century; thus, it is likely that the name Dutch predates this earliest known documented instance.
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