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Origin and popularity of the name BESANCON


Besancon : French (Besançon): habitational name from Besançon in Doubs which is probably named with a Celtiberian element ves ‘mountain’ + the suffix -unt with a further Latin suffix -io (genitive -ionis). In folk etymology there has been some association of the placename with Old French bison a word denoting the (European) bison which appears in the arms of the city. Compare Bezanson.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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