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Origin and popularity of the name BRETON


Breton : French Breton (mainly Finistère) and English (of Norman origin): ethnic name for a Breton from Old French breton oblique case of bret (see Bret). Compare Lebreton see also English Brett.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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