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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEEN

Meaning & History

Occupational surname meaning "dean", referring to a person who either was a dean or worked for one. It is from Middle English deen (ultimately from Latin decanus meaning "chief of ten").