Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman,
Old English Lēofman, composed of the elements lēof
‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used
as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English
lem(m)an. There is no connection with the word denoting the
citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).
- Scottish and
northern Irish: variant of Lamont.
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