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TypeSurname (from occupation)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.DEEN
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Meaning & History

Occupational surname meaning "dean", referring to a person who either was a dean or worked for one. It is from Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanus meaning "chief of ten").

Related Names

VariantDane
Same SpellingDean (1)

Categories

occupations, word names
Entry updated October 30, 2011   Contribute