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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : East Frisian patronymic from the nursery name Mamme, linked to Middle High German mamme, memme ‘mother’s breast’ (Latin mamma).
  • English (of Norman origin) : from the Old French personal name Maismon, Maimon, of unknown etymology.
  • Indian (Kerala) : variant of Thomas among Kerala Christians, with the Tamil-Malayalam third person masculine singular suffix -n. It is only found as a personal name in Kerala, but in the U.S. has come to be used as a family name among Kerala Christians.

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