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Starts with a place, ends with a place

Starts with a number, ends with a number

Starts with a surname, ends with a surname

A word to the wise. Only one vowel- used twice.

Can you guess, without searching the web?

Hint

The numbers are Roman Numerals

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Starts with a number, ends with a number

BAT = 8 (Zhuang), MAN = 10000 or myriad (Vietnamese)

Starts with a surname, ends with a surname

Batman is a mononym

A word to the wise. Only one vowel- used twice.

yes indeed, bAtmAn

Starts with a place, ends with a place

Because Batman begins and ends in Gotham City. And you'll never get away with this, Riddler!

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  • $\begingroup$ That is some really deep thought :D $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Jan 6 at 18:48
  • $\begingroup$ Wow. Lot of thought indeed. But the title says "Its also a name and a surname. " But +1 for the thought. $\endgroup$ – DEEM Jan 6 at 19:24
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I am just going to post my answer because more hints will give it away anyway.

The answer is

Marshall both a name and surname

Starts with a place MARS or MARSH and ends with a place HALL

Starts with a surname MARSH and ends with a surname HALL

Starts with a number M and ends with a number L both Roman Numerals

Uses "a" twice

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    $\begingroup$ I guess, the question is - are there other words that match the requirements? $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Jan 9 at 8:06
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I think the answer might be

Virgil

Starts with a place,

Vir - which I think is in Croatia

ends with a place

Gil

Starts with a number,

VI - Roman numeral for 6

ends with a number

L - Roman numeral for 50

Starts with a surname,

Vir

ends with a surname

Gil

A word to the wise. Only one vowel- used twice.

Only uses 'i', twice.

Admittedly it lacks explanation but I've tried not to use the web as much as possible.

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Most of an answer:

Milling

Starts with a place, ends with a place

A mill is a place, and a common landmark used in street names and other toponyms. In phonology, one of the places of articulation in the mouth is the tongue, whose activities are described as lingual.

Starts with a number, ends with a number

"A mil" can be shorthand for a million. The gravitational constant is a number (maybe 6.8...?) and is symbolized by G.

Starts with a surname, ends with a surname

There are surnames all over the place in this one. Mill, as in John Stuart, at the beginning. Ng, as in Ana, at the end. Li in the middle. And Illing straddling all 3. (I don't have examples for the latter 2 because .

As for the title - it's definitely a word, and it seems plausible as a surname too, though I can't think of anybody who has it.

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