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

  • Mortimer, Roger de. Eighth Baron of Wigmore and First Earl of March. 1287-1330. Welsh rebel and lover of Edward II's wife, Isabella (1292-1358), with whom he raised an army to invade England from France (1326). They deposed Edward (1327) and ruled until 1330, when Edward III seized power and Mortimer was condemned to death by Parliament.

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  • proper n. A British surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330)


A habitational surname from Mortemer in France, from Northern Old French, meaning dead pond. (Wiktionary)



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