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Origin and popularity of the name DREYFUS


Dreyfus : Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from Trevis an old name of the city of Trier on the Mosel known in French as Trèves; both the French and German names come from Latin Augusta Treverorum ‘city of Augustus among the Treveri’ a Celtic tribal name of uncertain origin. The form of the surname has been altered from Trevis by folk etymological association with modern German Dreifuss ‘tripod’. Compare Trier.


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

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