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English: transferred use of the surname, which originated as an occupational name for a weaver, Old English webbestre (a derivative of webb web). The -estre suffix was originally feminine, but by the Middle English period the gender distinction had been lost. Use as a given name in America no doubt owes something to the politician and orator Daniel Webster (1782–1852) and the lexicographer Noah Webster (1758–1843).

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