Dessert Family History
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Dessert Name Meaning
French: topographic name, with the preposition d(e), from Old French essart ‘clearing’, ‘assart’ (from Latin exsartum, a derivative of sarire ‘to hoe’), a term denoting an area of woodland that had been cleared for cultivation or settlement, rather than a natural glade.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press