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Origin and popularity of the name MAILLE


Maille : 1: French Canadian (Maillé): altered form of Breton Maguet from maget ‘nourished’ used as a nickname for a child found and raised by a nurse.2: French: from maille the name of a small coin and by extension a feudal levy of this amount hence possibly a nickname for someone who paid or collected this tax.3: French: from mail ‘blacksmith's hammer’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with such an implement.


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

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