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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : habitational name from places in Eure, Charente, Mayenne, Manche, and Sarthe named L’Habit, from Old French l’habit ‘the hermitage’ (derived from Latin habitus), or a topographic name from the same word.
  • A bearer of the name from Gascony, France, is recorded in Montreal from 1758.

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