from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Schuyler, Philip John 1733-1804. American Revolutionary general of American forces in New York State who was relieved of his command after the British capture of Fort Ticonderoga (1777). He later served as a U.S. senator from New York (1789-1791 and 1797-1798).
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- proper n. An American surname.
- proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.
Dutch surname "scholar, student", brought to America by seventeenth century Dutch immigrants. (Wiktionary)