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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Pas"sant
  1. Passing from one to another; in circulation; current.(Obs)"Many opinions are passant." [Sir T. Browne.]
  2. Curs�ry, careless.(Obs)"On a passant rewiew of what I wrote to the bishop." [Sir P. Pett.]
  3. Surpassing; excelling.(Obs)
  4. [Her] Walking; -- said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised.

Etymology: F., p. pr. of passer. See Pass (v. i.)

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  1. In walking position with right foreleg raised

From Anglo-Norman passant, Middle French passant.

  1. (chess) part of the phrase en passant

passant was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, French, Latin, and Old French

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  • How unique is the name Passant? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Passant was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Passant born Sep 11, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.