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Samoded

Samoded (Arkhangel′sk/Russia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Samoded , Arkhangel′sk/Russia Founded in 1925 and named after G. I. Samoded , a hero of the Civil War ( 1918–20...

Kogan

Kogan (1169)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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86 words

... (1169) Jewish (from Ukraine and Bessarabia): one of the many forms of Cohen . This spelling represents the Russian form of the Jewish name, with h (absent in Russian) replaced by g . Given Names Russian 27%; Jewish 22%. Boris (39), Leonid (20), Mikhail (19), Iosif (12), Yefim (12), Igor (11), Vladimir (10), Lev (9), Aleksandr (5), Gennady (5), Grigory (5), Anatoly (4); Yakov (12), Ilya (11), Aron (4), Inna (3), Irina (3), Izrail (3), Marat (3), Meyer (3), Naum (3), Sarra (3), Semen (3), Tsilya ...

Koski

Koski (2408)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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...ornamental name from koski ‘waterfall’, ‘rapids’. This was one of the many words denoting natural features that were used in the formation of Finnish surnames during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the U.S. this is sometimes a shortened form of other Finnish surnames formed with this element, e.g. Kalliokoski , Ylikoski . 2. Polish: habitational name from any of several places called Koski, named with kos ‘blackbird’. Given Names Finnish 4%. Eino (7), Tauno (4), Arvo (3), Toini (3), Aarne (2), Armas...

Wallace

Wallace (66195)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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...the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages. 2. Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach...

Parodi

Parodi (264)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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89 words

... (264) Italian (mainly central Liguria and Genoa): habitational name from Parodi Ligure in Alessandria region. There are early forms of the place name and surname spelt with -l- instead of -r- (e.g. Castrum Palodium , 12th century), a characteristic of Ligurian dialect. This name is now found in Mexico and South America. Given Names Spanish 20%; Italian 8%. Jorge (4), Carlos (3), Juan (3), Blanca (2), Luis (2), Alfredo , Atilio , Francisca , Fulgencio , Gustavo , Guzman , Juan Carlos ; Silvio (3), Angelo (2), Aldo , Antonio...

Shah

Shah (8518)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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...word for ‘king’ (see 1). Given Names Indian 85%; Muslim 4%. Bharat (104), Dinesh (75), Ramesh (74), Ashok (73), Dilip (71), Rajesh (67), Mahendra (62), Sanjay (57), Dipak (56), Pravin (56), Pankaj (55), Mahesh (54); Syed (91), Samir (41), Mehul (20), Tushar (19), Chirag (14), Sayed (12), Kamal (9), Mohammad (9), Ali (8), Hina (8), Khalid (8), Mohammed ...

Roderick

Roderick   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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355 words

...source of Spanish Rodrigo , and this was anglicized as Roderick in literary works by Tobias Smollett ( The Adventures of Roderick Random , 1748), Sir Walter Scott ( The Vision of Don Roderick , 1811), and Robert Southey ( Roderick, the Last of the Goths , 1814). In 19th- and 20th-century Britain ‘Spanish’ Roderick was probably confused with Welsh Roderick and with the Scottish use of Roderick for Gaelic Ruaidhri . Compare Roderick Dhu in Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake . Early bearers: given names: Rothericus son of Gryfin, 1303 in...

Singer

Singer   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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536 words

...Variants: Singers • Current frequencies: GB 2095, Ireland 20 • GB frequency 1881: 1147 • Main GB location 1881: Aberdeens; also Somerset; London • Main Irish location 1847–64: Down 1 English, Scottish : occupational name from Middle English singer(e) ‘singer, cantor, reciter of verse, player of a musical instrument’. See also Sing , Sanger . Early bearers: England Lucas le Syngere , 1296 in Subsidy Rolls (Sussex); William le Syngur , 1297 in Subsidy Rolls (Yorks); Willelmus Synger’ , 1379 in Poll Tax (East Harling, Norfolk);...

Gooch

Gooch   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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944 words

... Pipe Rolls (Norfolk and Suffolk); Goche 1186–1210 in Saint Benet of Holme Register (Potter Heigham, Norfolk); Goche Bulehert, 1190, Goche West, 1197 in Pipe Rolls (Norfolk and Suffolk); Goche palmarus, 1201 in Curia Regis Rolls (Norfolk); Goch de Len, about 1210–20 in West Dereham Cartulary , (Kings Lynn, Norfolk); Robert son of Gotcche , 1281 in Patent Rolls (Lancs). surnames: Willelmus filius Goci , 1121–38 in Bury Saint Edmunds Documents (Suffolk); Wluardi filii Gochi , 25–35 in Eye Priory Cartulary (Playford, Suffolk); Radulfo...

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