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Origin and popularity of the name PRIEUR


Prieur : French: from prieur Old French prior ‘prior’ a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot (from Latin prior ‘superior’) hence an occupational name for a servant of a prior or an ironic nickname.

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

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