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EtymologyEdit

French surname from Occitan, "the little beech tree".

Proper nounEdit

Lafayette

  1. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834), a French aristocrat who is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions.
  2. Any of a number of U.S. places named for the Marquis de La Fayette:
    1. a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States.
    2. a large city in Louisiana, and the parish seat of Lafayette Parish.
    3. a city in Tennessee, USA, and the county seat of Macon County.
  3. (US) A male given name transferred from the surname, originally in honor of the Marquis.

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