Speed Family History
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Speed Name Meaning
English: nickname for a fortunate person, from Middle English sped ‘success’, ‘good fortune’, ‘smooth progress’ (hence the modern meaning ‘swiftness’). English: from the derived sense of Middle English sped mentioned above, hence a nickname for a swift runner. Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, from fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody). Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Schnell.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Speer, Seed, Steer, Sneed, Peed, Spear, See, Creed, Speck, Gleed