Besancon Family History
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Besancon Name Meaning
French (Besançon): habitational name from Besançon in Doubs, which is probably named with a Celtiberian element ves ‘mountain’ + the suffix -unt, with a further Latin suffix -io (genitive -ionis). In folk etymology there has been some association with Old French bison, the (European) bison, which appears in the arms of the city.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bendon, Brandon, Bosanko, Deacon, Beaston, Banton, Benton, Branson