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

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