Judson

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Middle English short form of the given name Jordan + son.

Proper noun[edit]

Judson

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1996 Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys, Harper Perennial (2007), ISBN 978-1-84115-669-6, page 4:
      "Judd" was a name associated with a certain measure of sternness, sobriety, though in fact we Mulvaney children were rarely scolded and even more rarely punished: "Judson Andrew" which is my baptismal name was a name of such dignity and aspiration I never came to feel it could be mine, only something borrowed like a Hallowe'en mask.

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