Citron Family History
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Citron Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Zitrone ‘lemon (tree)’; in some cases it may be a metonymic occupational name as in 2 below. French: from Old French citron ‘lemon’ (from Latin citrus ‘lemon tree’), and so a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of lemons, or perhaps a nickname for a sharp and disagreeable person.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press