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Origin and popularity of the name JEAN


Jean : 1: French Walloon West Indian (mainly Haiti) Mauritian and English (of French Huguenot origin): from the male personal name Jean French form of John. This is one of the most frequent surnames in Haiti (along with Joseph and Pierre). It is also established elsewhere in the West Indies (e.g. in the Dominican Republic Saint Lucia Saint Martin and Bahamas).2: English: habitational name for someone from Genoa in Italy; compare Janeway.3: Breton (mainly Le Jean): variant of Jan ‘John’.4: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 甄 see Zhen.


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

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