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Poindexter Surname Origin

(Origin French) The same as Hotspur, or spur the steed; poin being derived from pungo, to pierce, to prick, and dexter, right, as opposed to left; a word expressive of readiness of limbs, adroitness, expertness, and skill.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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