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From Transalpine Gaulish uerna (alder) (from Proto-Celtic *wernā, from Proto-Indo-European *wern-) + -o, -onis (locative suffix, literally place of alder trees).


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  1. A town in the Eure department, Normandy, France.
  2. A village in the Ardèche department, Languedoc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.
  3. An English habitational surname from Anglo-Norman, originally a Norman baronial name, derived from the town in Normandy.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname, of 19th century and later usage.
  5. A city in British Columbia, Canada; named for Forbes George Vernon, former MLA for British Columbia.
  6. A neighborhood of Ottawa, Ontario.
  7. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city, the county seat of Lamar County, Alabama.
    2. A census-designated place in Arizona; named for American educator, minister and bishop William Tecumseh Vernon.
    3. A city in Los Angeles County, California.
    4. A census-designated place in Colorado; named for a local minister.
    5. A town in Connecticut; named for George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.
    6. An unincorporated community in Delaware.
    7. A city in Florida; named for Mount Vernon.
    8. A village in Illinois; named for railroad official William Vernon.
    9. A town, the county seat of Jennings County, Indiana, also located in Vernon Township.
    10. An unincorporated community in Kansas.
    11. A village in Michigan; named for its township, itself for Mount Vernon.
    12. An unincorporated community in Jasper County, Mississippi.
    13. An unincorporated community in Madison County, Mississippi.
    14. An unincorporated community in Winston County, Mississippi.
    15. A town and village in New York.
    16. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma; named for William Tecumseh Vernon.
    17. A neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
    18. A city, the county seat of Wilbarger County, Texas; named for Mount Vernon.
    19. A town in Utah; named for early settler Joseph Vernon.
    20. A town in Vermont; named for Mount Vernon.
    21. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
    22. A town in Wisconsin.
    23. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Vernon Township.

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