Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsLeviolet
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 1/17/2016
Last Editor EditorLMS on 6/10/2016
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.