Lafayette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Proper noun[edit]

Lafayette (countable and uncountable, plural Lafayettes)

  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:
    1. A city in Contra Costa County, California, United States.
    2. A city and home rule municipality of Boulder County, Colorado, United States.
    3. A city, the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States.
    4. A large city, the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
    5. A small city in Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States.
    6. A village in Allen County, Ohio, United States.
    7. A census-designated place in Madison County, Ohio, United States.
    8. A city in Lamhill County, Oregon, United States.
    9. A city, the county seat of Macon County, Tennessee, United States.
    10. A census-designated place in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States.
    11. A town in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States.
    12. A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.
    13. A town in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States.
  3. (countable) A surname, from French​.
  4. (US, countable) A male given name transferred from the surname, originally in honor of the Marquis.

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