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Type Surname

Meaning & History

Used by Samantha Shannon in her book The Priory Of The Orange Tree as the surname of the queens of Inys, a fictional queendom in the book.
From Old English berēafian ("to berieve", "to deprive", "to seize") + Old Saxon næht ("night"), so the name means "to seize the night".
Added 8/14/2019 by JudithGrey
Edited 8/27/2019 by JudithGrey