from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Brent, Margaret 1600-1671? English-born colonist and feminist. She immigrated to Maryland in 1638 and was the first woman to obtain a land grant there.
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- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname, taken to regular use in the 20th century.
From place names in Devon and Somerset, Celtic or Old English "hill". (Wiktionary)