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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
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- n. fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
- n. Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
The family name is from Middle English todde ("fox"), a sign often used outside of roadside inns and adopted as a family name by those who lived there (compare Bush). (Wiktionary)