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Re: Meanings of surnames

#41  Postby akigr8 » Aug 14, 2011 5:41 pm

My surname means bright valley.
I once applied for a job as a mustard cutter.

But unfortunately I wasn’t quite good enough.
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#42  Postby Scarlett » Aug 14, 2011 6:37 pm

akigr8 wrote:My surname means bright valley.


Well, you've been known to brighten my day ;)
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#43  Postby akigr8 » Aug 14, 2011 6:55 pm

Paula wrote:
akigr8 wrote:My surname means bright valley.


Well, you've been known to brighten my day ;)

I hope your day is brightened even more by me telling you I've removed my face fuzz.
I removed it just for you. ;)
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#44  Postby Scarlett » Aug 14, 2011 7:06 pm

akigr8 wrote:
Paula wrote:
akigr8 wrote:My surname means bright valley.


Well, you've been known to brighten my day ;)

I hope your day is brightened even more by me telling you I've removed my face fuzz.
I removed it just for you. ;)


Aw, get a picture on, an apres face fuzz one :dance:
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#45  Postby akigr8 » Aug 14, 2011 7:41 pm

Paula wrote:
akigr8 wrote:
Paula wrote:

Well, you've been known to brighten my day ;)

I hope your day is brightened even more by me telling you I've removed my face fuzz.
I removed it just for you. ;)


Aw, get a picture on, an apres face fuzz one :dance:

Had it been anybody else asking...

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/fun-g ... ml#p962287 :)
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#46  Postby Fallible » Aug 14, 2011 10:16 pm

My last name is of Scottish or Norse origin and is derived from the small shelter or bothy constructed in summer fields by those watching over livestock.

Parental surnames, one (O'Reilly) is derived from O'Raghailligh, meaning the descendant of Raghallach, chiefs of Breffny or somesuch, from Cavan. The other one (O'Farrell) means 'descendant of the man of valour' - O' Fearghail from Leinster originally.

Earliest family member we have found shows up on some record in 1589, and was recorded as 'Foulk the Younger'. Apparently this is French in origin, imported with the Normans in 1066. Derives from the town of Vaux in Normandy.
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Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#47  Postby HughMcB » Aug 15, 2011 8:21 pm

What's the deal with that "the younger" stuff? :teef:
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#48  Postby james1v » Aug 15, 2011 8:58 pm

How come, everyone seems to have descended from "Kings", "Chiefs", "Noblemen" etc? Has no one descended from the 15th century equivalent of "Baldrick" of Blackadder fame? :think:
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#49  Postby 210karman » Aug 15, 2011 9:12 pm

murshid wrote:My surname is 'Islam'. :( :whine:
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At least you have 1.5 billion followers. :)
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#50  Postby 210karman » Aug 15, 2011 9:29 pm

I can recommend this book regarding funny British names / surnames. Hilarious when in the right setting with the right people.
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#51  Postby Fallible » Aug 15, 2011 10:00 pm

HughMcB wrote:What's the deal with that "the younger" stuff? :teef:


Well Hugh, I think he called himself 'Foulk the Younger' for teh lulz. All teh hunniez found it to be well sick. That and teh totally book garms, ya get me?
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#52  Postby Delvo » Aug 15, 2011 10:49 pm

james1v wrote:How come, everyone seems to have descended from "Kings", "Chiefs", "Noblemen" etc? Has no one descended from the 15th century equivalent of "Baldrick" of Blackadder fame? :think:
Cooper, _Smith, Hammer, Taylor, Shoemaker, Baker, Barber, Bush (has to do with winemaking), Farmer, Forester, Sawyer, Wood_, Carpenter, Merchant, Miller, Chandler, Cook, _Wright, Butcher, Fisher, Fowler, Archer, Hunter, Mason, Paige, Weaver...
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#53  Postby james1v » Aug 15, 2011 11:02 pm

Delvo wrote:
james1v wrote:How come, everyone seems to have descended from "Kings", "Chiefs", "Noblemen" etc? Has no one descended from the 15th century equivalent of "Baldrick" of Blackadder fame? :think:
Cooper, _Smith, Hammer, Taylor, Shoemaker, Baker, Barber, Bush (has to do with winemaking), Farmer, Forester, Sawyer, Wood_, Carpenter, Merchant, Miller, Chandler, Cook, _Wright, Butcher, Fisher, Fowler, Archer, Hunter, Mason, Paige, Weaver...



Non of those, apart from "Farmer" would appreciate, a good turnip! :(
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#54  Postby Goldenmane » Aug 15, 2011 11:47 pm

james1v wrote:How come, everyone seems to have descended from "Kings", "Chiefs", "Noblemen" etc? Has no one descended from the 15th century equivalent of "Baldrick" of Blackadder fame? :think:


Two reasons: go back only a few generations, and you've got one fuck of a lot of ancestors; and the propensity to ally oneself with the biggest swinging dick in your ancestry.

Oh, and the fact that the rich cunts of history have tended to have the most descendents...

# of ancestors counting back through generations:
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 etc. At some point, some of them have to be pretty fucking awesome, for a given value of awesome.

Incidentally, I'm supposedly descended from both clans Stewart and Gregor, according to family lore - which is interesting, given the historical antipathy between them. However my surname, Rogers, comes from the Germanic meaning 'famous spear', so it may be that at least one of my male ancestors was either very good at killing things with a pointy stick or a bit of a notorious lothario. :mrgreen:
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#55  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Aug 16, 2011 2:44 am

I am [probably] a direct descendant of Tiktaalik or a close cousin! :-)
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#56  Postby AndreD » Aug 16, 2011 4:12 am

Mine's a slight variant of the rather boring habitational name, 'de Dinan'.
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#57  Postby Agrippina » Aug 16, 2011 4:58 am

Goldenmane wrote:
james1v wrote:How come, everyone seems to have descended from "Kings", "Chiefs", "Noblemen" etc? Has no one descended from the 15th century equivalent of "Baldrick" of Blackadder fame? :think:


Two reasons: go back only a few generations, and you've got one fuck of a lot of ancestors; and the propensity to ally oneself with the biggest swinging dick in your ancestry.

Oh, and the fact that the rich cunts of history have tended to have the most descendents...

# of ancestors counting back through generations:
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 etc. At some point, some of them have to be pretty fucking awesome, for a given value of awesome.

Incidentally, I'm supposedly descended from both clans Stewart and Gregor, according to family lore - which is interesting, given the historical antipathy between them. However my surname, Rogers, comes from the Germanic meaning 'famous spear', so it may be that at least one of my male ancestors was either very good at killing things with a pointy stick or a bit of a notorious lothario. :mrgreen:


Hmmm! A good old-fashioned bit of "rogering?" :naughty2:

My surname just means "stone mountain." Very boring.
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#58  Postby hackenslash » Aug 16, 2011 7:57 am

^^ And do you provide support for Cubase? :lol:
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#59  Postby Agrippina » Aug 16, 2011 8:14 am

hackenslash wrote:^^ And do you provide support for Cubase? :lol:


What can I say, creativity in my family it runs. :lol:

Except it skipped a generation with me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Meanings of surnames

#60  Postby Agrippina » Aug 16, 2011 8:16 am

What about first names? Does anyone here love the names their parents gave them, or would they change them if they could. I rather like being Aggie, I hate the name my parents chose for me although Agrippina Steinberg doesn't exactly work does it?

edlt: misspelling of my chosen name.
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