Meaning and Origin of: Delano

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : From the elder tree grove
  • Irish : Dark

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Respelling of French De la Noye, habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from any of various places called La Noue or La Noë, for example in Marne, Charente, Maine-et-Loire, named with Gaulish nauda ‘moist or marshy place’, ‘swamp’.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt’s mother was a Delano, descended from Philippe de la Noye (1602–81), who arrived at Plymouth in 1621 in the Fortune, one year after the Pilgrim Fathers.