Ironside Family History
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Ironside Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of New Deer in Aberdeenshire. This was probably named with the Old English elements earn ‘eagle’ + side ‘side’ (of a hill). English: possibly from Middle English irenside (Old English iren ‘iron’ + side ‘side’), a nickname for an iron-clad warrior. The best-known bearer of this nickname (not as a surname) was Edmund Ironside, who was briefly king of England in 1016.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press