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Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsPrud'homme, Purdom, Proudham, Prodham, Prudom, Prudholm, Purdholm, Purdon, Prodomme, Purdome, Purdone

Meaning & History

French (Prud’homme) and English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French prud’homme ‘wise’, ‘sensible man’, a cliché term of approbation from the chivalric romances. It is a compound of Old French proz, prod ‘good’, with the vowel influenced by crossing with prudent ‘wise’ + homme ‘man’.

This name in the US seems to be most commonly found in Louisiana.
Added 6/29/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 6/29/2017 by TanorFaux