Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: Aberdeenshire surname, presumably a topographic name
referring to the River Don, although according to Black, it may be a
variant of Dunn.
- Italian: in northern Italy
(Venetia), from the personal name Dono, a shortening of dono
di Dio ‘gift of God’; in the south, it is probably from the
honorific title don, meaning ‘master’.
- French: from
the personal name Dodo(ne).
- Spanish: unexplained;
perhaps from the term of address don ‘mister’ (Latin
dominus), in the patronymic form De Don, or perhaps a
habitational name from a hypothetical place so called
- Hungarian: from a
short form of the personal name Donát (see
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name
Don, a variant of Dan.
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