Feet of Fines


Feet of Fines

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Bettenson — This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a metronymic form of the female given name Beton , from a diminutive of Bete , a pet form of Beatrice . The name was originally Viatrix , Traveller, a feminine form of viator ,… …   Surnames reference

  • Betteson — This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a metronymic form of the female given name Beton , from a diminutive of Bete , a pet form of Beatrice . The name was originally Viatrix , Traveller, a feminine form of viator ,… …   Surnames reference


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