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Not a common name "Peart" has its roots in the North of England - at least
as far as our family is concerned.
Dictionary.com provides a definition ...
\Peart\, a. [A variant of pert, a.] Active; lively; brisk; smart; -- often applied to convalescents; as, she is quite peart to-day. [O. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.]
There was a tricksy girl, I wot, albeit clad in gray, As peart as bird, as straight as bolt, as fresh as flowers in May. --Warner (1592).
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