Meaning and Origin of: Verdun

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Fort on a hill
  • Place name : Verdun, France, and Verdun, Quebec

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French and English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from any of various places in France called Verdun. The place name is probably of Gaulish origin, deriving from ver(n) ‘alder’ + dūn ‘hill’, ‘fortress’. Some early bearers of the name certainly came from a place of this name in La Manche, others possibly from one in Eure.