What does your name mean?

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  1. Old Stoneface

    Old Stoneface Well-Known Member

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    I found this site while I was messing around with lots of genealogy thumbnails open. I looked up a few names from my tree and was pleasantly surprised by the explanations which were far more probable than a lot that I have come across before.

    You might agree with the research behind your name, or you might disagree. Perhaps you will learn something?

    http://www.
    surnamedb.com/Home/About
     
  2. mikejee

    mikejee Well-Known Member

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    I notice the page at the bottom says it was updated 27.2.2007. it also rather surprisingly says it can find 23,000 people with my surname (Jee) in the 1911 UK census, which is a trifle surprising to say the least
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    My name means some-one else was using it & appeared first up on the page.o_O
     
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    My surname isn't on there:(
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Mine means 'farm by a track along which heavy goods were dragged' - that'll be my agricultural labourers then :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Mines from the 'olde Norse' meaning 'southern land'.
    Couldn't have been more appropriate. One with the same name was first Englishman to die on East Coast of Australia and is buried at Capt Cook's landing place, Kurnell NSW
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Mine means of handsome or of good bearing. Says it could be English, Scottish, Irish or Welsh, though originates from 8th century France:confused:
     
  8. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    My McAfee blocked it as a 'dangerous' site. :confused:

    I'm someone who lives near an open meadow or patch of arable land. As the family were farming stock going back centuries, that is probably right.

    My maiden name was recorded as early as 1009, and possibly even originated in Scotland, which would explain my love of the lochs and munros. :)
     
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    The Artful Dodger Dodging, ducking and diving

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    Interesting thought.

    Many of you may know my surname. My Dad said it was from a Village in Surrey and that it emanated from several hundreds of years ago. My Mum bought a 'History of the Name' 40 years ago which didn't quite match what Dad said.

    The village has a website and I've just sent a contact email letter ---- curious to hear what is their take on the name
     
  10. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Mine means "Mula's Roman fort" -- no idea who Mula was ...o_O
     
  11. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Several of the definitions 'my' surnames begin with the words "an interesting and unusual surname....." which I am interpreting as "we don't really know where the name comes from, but ......."

    Or am I being a bit too cynical :rolleyes:

    Ann

    PS Muggy, I can find a Head of Mula,
    scotlights.com/pgMula.htm
    but whether the Romans ever ventured there, who knows o_O
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    well, if Mula's Head is in Scotland, where are his feet? I only ask as my name originates in Cumbria and I am wondering what part of the body that is !???:eek:
     
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  13. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Mula, Spanish term for Mule. So a Mule's head
    mule.jpg

    :D

    Maybe a supplier of the same to the Mafiosa :eek:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Probably best not to ask.....:rolleyes:

    Ann
     
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  15. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    Mine means bold or brave people and is of Germanic origin.
     
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    Hola, el Chimpo.......it is a place, and way down the list it's a mule, sigh. Here's a bunch from the "A" word........
    Mula Name Meaning
    Spanish: habitational name from Mula, a city in the Murcia province.Possibly also Catalan (Mulà): topographic name from a variant of molar ‘millstone’, or habitational name from any of several places named with this word. DK, RS.Southern Italian (Mulà) and Greek (Moulas): occupational name for a muleteer, from medieval Greek moula ‘mule’ + the occupational suffix -as.Greek (Moulas): status name from Turkish molla ‘chief judge’, ‘learned man’, ‘one who has studied (Islamic) theology’ (from Persian mullah).
    Hey Mugwort......mine are from Cumberland too. (Bowness, Allanby)
     
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    Ooohhh, it says I have a coat of arms for Bowness. Chimpy, you may kiss my foot. :p Hmmm, so does Allanby.

    Maybe this page is selling Coats of Arms. And I do know there is one for Figueroa, which goes back 500 years, but never knew there was one for Bowness, so am a tad suspicious of that assertion. :cool:

    However, on second thought, this means you have to kiss BOTH feet, Chimpo, so I think I will go with the posh bit. Bwa ha ha.
     
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  18. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    My first name means "Ruler of People". circa 7th century
    My middle name means "Stone Clearing" or "In the lee of a stony field"
    My surname means "Bold or Brave People".

    If as I think it adds up to me being the bold/brave ruler of people living in a stone clearing or in the lee of a stony field, I think it's high time to get my people to put on their swords etc and go out and grab some decent land.
     
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    My husband's means 'renowned-fame', mine is yet to be researched.:( Better not tell hubby wouldn't want him to rub it in.

    My Christian name means grace. His - god is gracious. Hmmm:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Chimp

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    My first name means tender and gracious. (yeah, right)

    It also says 'It is most often used as a boy name or male name'

    Get away with ya, you're pulling my leg :rolleyes:
     
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