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Origin and popularity of the name PARDON


Pardon : 1: English: from Middle English pardoun pardon(e) ‘forgiveness pardon of wrongdoing’ (Old French pardon perdon) sometimes a metonymic occupational name for a pardoner a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences.2: German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton) from Old French pardonpardon’ or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardūn Middle High German purdūne ‘pipe’ (instrument) ‘tenor’ (voice).


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

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