Lafayette

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Etymology[edit]

French surname from Occitan, "the little beech tree".

Proper noun[edit]

Lafayette

  1. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757 – 1834), a French aristocrat who is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions.
  2. Any of a number of U.S. places named for the Marquis de La Fayette, including a large city in Louisiana.
  3. (US) A male given name, originally in honor of the Marquis.

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