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Origin and popularity of the name PERDUE


Perdue : English and Irish (of Norman and French origin): nickname from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’ which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms (compare e.g. Pardoe and Purdy). The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath. The surname in Ireland belonged to a French Protestant family who settled in County Cork.


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

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