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Vivian Surname Origin
(Origin Latin) A maid, a damsel. Virago, a stout woman. Virgo, local, Latin, a Roman aqueduct.
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.
Vivian Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Vivian family history than the origin of your surname:
A Vivian Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau