Lafayette

biographical name
La·​fa·​yette | \ ˌlä-fē-ˈet , ˌla-\

Definition of Lafayette

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Marquis de 1757–1834 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier French general and statesman

Lafayette

geographical name
La·​fay·​ette | \ ˌla-fē-ˈet , ˌlä-\

Definition of Lafayette (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in western California east of Berkeley population 23,893
2 city in north central Colorado north-northwest of Denver population 24,453
3 city on the Wabash River in west central Indiana population 67,140
4 city in southern Louisiana population 120,623

Note: Before World War II, the people of Lafayette were predominately Francophones.

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