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A patronymic surname from a medieval diminutive form of Adam +‎ -son.


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Addison (countable and uncountable, plural Addisons)

  1. A surname transferred from the given name.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname popular in the 2000s, following Alison and Madison.
    • 2009 J. Scott Romig, The Lookout Tree, Author House, →ISBN, page 1:
      My name is Addison Jane Dawson, but you can call me Addy; everyone else does. I was named after my great grandfather, Addison Jay Dawson, - - -
  4. A place name, including:
    1. A town in Vermont, United States, named after the poet Joseph Addison.
    2. Synonym of Webster Springs, West Virginia; this is actually the official name, after landowner Addison McLaughlin.

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