Freshwater Family History
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Freshwater Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a source of clear drinking water, from Middle English fresch ‘fresh’, ‘not salty’ (Old French freis, of Germanic origin). There is a place of this name on the Isle of Wight (named from Old English fersc ‘fresh’ + wæter ‘water’), which may also be a source of the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press