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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. DU-PAR-DYUU  [key]
Other Forms FormsDe Pardieu, Pardieu, Deparday, Deparde, Pardieux, Perdieu, Pardy, Pardé, Pardee, Pardey, Pardie, Departie, Departe, Departee, Depart, Depard, Depardee, Dupard, Deperdu, Parday, Perdeau, Perdeaux, Pardeau, Pardeaux, Depardo, Dipardo

Meaning & History

Means "of by God", derived from French pardieu meaning "by God", originally a nickname for someone who blasphemously uttered the name of God. It could also indicate a person who came from various places in France called Part-Dieu or Pardieu, for example the Lyon-Part-Dieu Business District in the city of Lyon. A final theory suggests that the name is associated with "Par Deux!" (which translates to "for God!"), a battle cry most likely used by French soldiers as they began to fight a war; eventually it became associated with a duke, with the meaning "for the duke!". This name is borne by the French actor Gérard Depardieu (1948-).
Added 6/10/2022 by General9696
Edited 11/6/2023 by General9696