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Word Origin and History for fauntleroy


in various usages, from the gentle boy hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's popular novel "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1885). The family name is from mid-13c., literally "son of the king" (Anglo-French Le Enfant le Roy).

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Historical Examples of fauntleroy

  • This was almost as exciting as a Christmas stocking in the Fauntleroy days.


    Holworthy Hall

  • He thought and talked of Fauntleroy by day, and dreamed of Fauntleroy at night.

  • She was not so slow but that she could learn the lesson Fauntleroy's success taught.

    The Madigans

    Miriam Michelson

  • Here she effected an entrance, but Fauntleroy was no where to be seen.

  • Fauntleroy, say to them that you thank them for their kindness.

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Frances Hodgson Burnett