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Word origin of 'Baldwin'
(sense 1) ME < OFr Baldewin, Baudoïn
< MHG Baldewin,
lit., bold friend < OHG bald
(akin to OE beald
) + wini,
friend; (sense 2) after Col. Loammi Baldwin
(1740-1807), Mass. apple grower