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Subject: Re: Remillion
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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