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A habitational surname from Mortemer in France, from Old Northern French, literally meaning “dead pond”.


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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɔːtɪmə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɔɹtəmɚ/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A British surname from Old French.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1941, Shenandoah, New Directions, page 13:
      I like the names Herbert and Mortimer more all the time. They are so distinguished and new and American. Do you know how I came to think of them? I was reading the newspaper in bed after my first boy was born. I was reading the society page, which is always so interesting.
  3. A village in Stratfield Mortimer parish, West Berkshire district, Berkshire, England, otherwise known as Mortimer Common (OS grid ref SU6564).
  4. A ghost town in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States.
  5. An unincorporated community in Allen Township, Hancock County, Ohio, United States.
  6. A community in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.

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