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Meaning and Origin of: Caron

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Welsh : Loving, kind
  • French : Pure; Variation of Karen
  • Greek : Pure

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : from a personal name of Gaulish origin, represented in Latin records in the form Caraunus. This name was borne by a 5th-century Breton saint who lived at Chartres and was murdered by robbers; his legend led to its widespread use as a personal name during the Middle Ages.
  • English (of Norman origin) and French : habitational name for someone from Cairon in Calvados, France.
  • English and French : metonymic occupational name for a carter, or possibly a cartwright, from a Norman and Picard form of Old French c(h)arron ‘cart’.
  • There was a Caron or LeCaron, a missionary priest, in Quebec in 1615. The marriage of a Caron, of unknown origin, is recorded in Quebec in 1637.