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Origin and popularity of the name TARDIF


Tardif : French English and Channel Islands (Guernsey): nickname for a sluggish person from Old French and Middle English tardif ‘slow’ (from Late Latin tardivus for classical Latin tardus). The English surname was reinforced by the corresponding name in the Channel Islands French. This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.


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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