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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER FORMS: Jeanpetit, Meiklejohn
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 7/27/2014
Meaning & History
Distinguishing epithet for the smallest of two or more bearers of the common personal name John
. Compare Meiklejohn
. In some cases the nickname may have been bestowed on a large man, irrespective of his actual personal name, in allusion to the character in the Robin Hood legend, whose nickname was of ironic application.
Translation of French Jeanpetit