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

  • Dwight, Timothy 1752-1817. American clergyman, author, and educator who was a leading supporter of Federalism and served as president of Yale University (1795-1817). His grandson Timothy (1828-1916) was also president of Yale (1886-1899).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname.


Probably from a Middle English female name Diot, a pet form of Dionysia, the feminine form of Dionysius. (Wiktionary)



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