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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : metonymic occupational name for a needle maker from Old French aguillard, a variant (with a change of suffix) of aguillier, from a(i)guille ‘needle’.
  • French : from Old French aguille ‘needle’ + the pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory nickname for an irritating person.

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