Definitions

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  • proper n. An English placename.
  • proper n. A habitational surname originally for a person from Kirby.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

Originally Kirkby from kirk (“church”) +‎ -by (“habitation”) (Wiktionary)

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