|Author:||clevelandkentevans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||May 2, 2012 at 8:23:25 AM|
|Reply to:||Remillion by Ceinwen Scales|
According to both Noms et Prenoms de France by Albert Dauzat and A Dictionary of Surnames by Hanks & Hodges, the French surname Remillon is a diminutive of Remy.
There is a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska called Papillion, and that is derived from the French word papillon, "butterfly."
I would think that French names or words ending in -llon would often be spelled with -ion by English speakers who hear them, to better represent the "-yon" sound in the original French.
So I think it's likely that Remillion is a respelling of the French surname Remillon and so ultimately derives from Remy.
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