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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. VA-SUUR  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsLevasseur, Le Vasseur

Meaning & History

From Old French vavasour meaning "subvassal", a historical term used to refer to a tenant of a baron or lord who also had tenants under him.
Added 9/8/2016 by HL
Edited 9/23/2020 by HL