What does your last name mean???

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posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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This is a cool little site

houseofnames.com...

My last name, De Freitas, is German in origin, and means "friday", as in the goddess freya who lends her name to the day.

So thats cool. My last name means "of friday" or "freya".


First found in cete, in the mountainous northwest of Portugal. According to the Amorial Lusitano, the portguese family of this name are descended from Goncalo Ouveques, founder of the monastery of Cete, and father of diogo Ouvaquez de urro, who fought under King Alphonso Henrique of Portugal in the battle of campo de Ourique.
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posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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My last name was not found....lame



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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And from my mothers side: Melo




First found in Ile-de-france, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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reply to post by Swills
 


It'll probably only work for Europeans and Jews



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Mine means "wise man"....but im not giving you my name lol

Theres even a place names after my family name in Devon...and the name was first recorded in 1373.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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My last name means... "I can see your real motives"



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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reply to post by gabby2011
 


wow...You people are paranoid.

Go look up your last name in the phonebook. Mine has probably 400. In just the city i live in. The entire province probably has a few thousand.

Im not worried.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Even then, whats so secretive about your last name? lol



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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wow...You people are paranoid.


??? hunh?? you asked..I answered...



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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No not paranoid....just dont feel the need for you to know my name. Mines kinda rare, so there are probably only 2 other people with my surname in my county...and they are my brothers lol.

Kinda cool to know my family name has been around for nearly 700 years though.
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posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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My means River



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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reply to post by dontreally
 


My last name is Scottish...and means tree.....there is a coat of arms etc. too...very interesting. The site tells people just enough to hook them...then you have to pay to know the rest....darn!



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Mine has a motto that says "Fortis qui insons" which translates to "Innocent fortune"



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Technically I'm both. Jewish, German, English, French, Russian, & Native American. I know for a fact my mothers maiden name will come on that site since it's roots are stemmed in English Royalty & according to that site is a topographic surname, but my dads last name is a no go. Lame.

Did you know you can't copy and paste from that website? Wtf?

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posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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neat site!
translated my surname means 'strangers from briton'

now i can order up a welcome mat!



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:43 PM
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Apparently im the only who doesnt care enough to reveal my name....

Im not sure theres a reasonable fear to not wanting it to be known.

If the government monitors this website, which they probably do, all they need do is use the local internet companies database, which all companies make available to their governments, look up our IP address, and come to a full name (not just last name), phone number, address.....

So, im sorta like Meh....

Yes....This website is pretty cool, and it is very annoying that you have to pay to get anymore information.. But, its cool. Especially cool knowing that this last name i have has a seal.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Swills
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My last name was not found....lame

Mine too.... maybe this site is only for american names?



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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It really only caters to people of western european ancestory.

So if your African, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Persian, Indian, Asian etc, youre name wont be there, unfortunately.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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I used my grandmother's maiden name of Albright. I didn't see a meaning but it did say we came from Austria which I know is true. Pretty interesting site! My coat of arms is very similar to yours. Thanks for the link.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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First found in Brunswick, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


I didn't type my own name that one isn't important, but another one that cannot be exposed enough at this site.

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