The English surname London is an habitational name for someone who came from London or a nickname for someone who had made a trip to London or had some other connection with the city. The place name, recorded by the Roman historian Tacitus in the Latinized form Londinium, is obscure in origin and meaning, but may be derived from pre-Celtic roots with a meaning “place at the navigable or unfordable river.” The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Leofsi de Lundonia. This was dated 1086, in the famous Domesday Book. The novelist Jack London 1876 - 1916, was the author of the famous book "Call of the Wild".
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