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Type Surname (from nickname)
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Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 4/13/2016
Meaning & History
Means "little Jean" from Old French petit
"small" and the given name Jean
, originally a nickname for a small man called Jean (or applied ironically to a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two men named Jean.
Compare the English equivalent Littlejohn