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Lorraine 1
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Lorraine 2
Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. LAW-REHN(French) lə-RAYN(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsLoraine, Loraigne, Lorain, Loran, Lorane, Loreygne, Lorrain, Lorrane, Loren, Lorren, Lorraigne, Loring

Meaning & History

Habitational name from Lorraine a region in the northeastern part of France. Its name derives from the name of the medieval kingdom of Lothari Regnum which in turn was named for its sovereign Lothar (a personal name composed of the elements hlud "famous renowned" and hari/heri "army").
Added 10/20/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C and Paradiso36