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

  • Fraser, James Earle 1876-1953. American sculptor whose works include figures for the U.S. Supreme Court Building and the design for the buffalo nickel (1913).
  • Fraser, Peter 1884-1950. Scottish-born New Zealand politician who helped found New Zealand's Labor Party (1916), served as prime minister (1940-1949), and was a planner of the United Nations (1945).
  • Fraser, Simon 1776?-1862. American-born Canadian fur trader and explorer who navigated the Fraser River to its mouth (1806-1808) and established trading routes west of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Scottish surname thought to be of Norman origin.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A river in British Columbia that flows from the Rocky Mountains into the Strait of Georgia.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.