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Type Surname (from location)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. /dy.vɛʁ.nɛ/(French) /ˌdjuː.vər.ˈneɪ/(English)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsDuVernay, Duverney

Meaning & History

Means "from the alder grove," from Gaulish vern meaning "alder" combined with Latin -etum, whence Modern French -aie, forming names of orchards or places where trees/plants are grown)

One noted bearer of this name is American filmmaker Ava DuVernay (1972-).
Added 8/23/2020 by m4yb3_daijirou