Subject: Re: candian surnames
Author: sagani   (guest)
Date: June 14, 2005 at 1:15 PM
Reply to: candian surnames by chicoine

According to the French site: www.jtosti.com/noms this surname comes from the Northern Frenche region of Britany (Bretagne).
The origin is not really clear: it could come from the verb "chicaner"
that is to quibble or to cavil. So in fact a nickname for a lawyer or a person who works in a judicial sphere.

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