Pardon Family History
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Pardon Name Meaning
English (Norfolk): from Middle English pardun, pardon ‘pardon’, a metonymic occupational name for a pardoner, a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences. German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton), from Old French pardon ‘pardon’, or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardun, Middle High German purdune ‘pipe’ (instrument), ‘tenor’ (voice).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press