Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname since the nineteenth century.

Etymologies

Norman baronial surname derived from place names in Normandy , Gaulish ver(n) "alder" + -o, -onis local suffix ("place of alder trees"). (Wiktionary)

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    December 22, 2010