from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Remington, Eliphalet 1793-1861. American firearms manufacturer whose company was a major munitions supplier to the U.S. government and under his son Philo (1816-1889) an important manufacturer of sewing machines and typewriters.
  • Remington, Frederic 1861-1909. American artist and journalist best known for his sculptures and paintings of the American West.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name of modern usage, transferred from the surname.


A habitational surname from the Lancashire village of Rimington, Old English "settlement by the Riming ("boundary") stream". (Wiktionary)


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