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Type Settlement
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. \flø.ʁi\
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Meaning & History

The name of various places in northern France, derived from Latin Floriacum, the name of a Gallo-Roman estate which was composed of the personal name Florus and the locative suffix -acum. The name Florus was borne by a 3rd-century saint martyred in Nicomedia under the emperor Decius, with Lucianus and others; there seems to have been some confusion with a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hlud "fame" and ric "power" (see Chlodoric).
Added 3/31/2021 by SeaHorse15