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French "at the foot of" ... ?
Posted by: Felix Unger Date: December 06, 1999 at 13:27:05
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Is this the French "au pied" (oh-PYAY) which means "At the foot (of)..." or "at the base (of)..." If yes, it obviously is a geographical surname referring to WHERE a person came from or was physically dwelling.

Of course, we all know how much these non-English names can be changed over time (example: "pied du mont" [pyay-doo-mon] has become "piedmont" [peed-mont], but still means basically "foot of the mountain[s]").

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