Last name: PARFITT

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PARFITT : This last name is indexed 19,281 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PARFITT : English: from Middle English parfit ‘fully trained well versed’ (Old French parfit(e) ‘complete(d)’ from Latin perfectus past participle of perficere ‘to finish or accomplish’) hence a nickname probably originally denoting an apprentice who had completed his period of training. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a characteristic phonetic development in Old French and Middle English.) The modern English word perfect is a learned recoinage from Latin.

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