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  The Royal Family > Titles and succession > Royal Family name
The family name was changed as a result of anti-German feeling during the First World War, and the name Windsor was adopted after the Castle of the same name.
The Royal Family name of Windsor was confirmed by The Queen after her accession in 1952.
A proclamation on the Royal Family name by the reigning monarch is not statutory; unlike an Act of Parliament, it does not pass into the law of the land.
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  Family name
A family name, or surname, is that part of the name of a person that indicates to what family he or she belongs.
In English-speaking countries (e.g., U.S. Australia), people usually have two given names (first and middle), and the family name goes at the end, which is why it's sometimes called a "last name." In Western countries such as France, Germany, and Poland, generally the last name is usually the last name of the father.
In Russia, names are typically written with both family name and patronymic, a modified version of the father's name.
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  Family name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A family name, or surname or last name, is the part of a person's name that indicates to what family he or she belongs.
The second was usually the name of the godfather or godmother, while the third and last given name was the name used in everyday situations.
Historically, when the family name reform was introduced in the mid 19th century, the default was to use a patronym, or a matronym when the father was dead or unknown.
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 Family name
A family name, or surname, is that part of a person's name that indicates to what family he or she belongs.
More rarely, a hyphenation of both parents' last names is used, which is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "double-barreled name." It has long been the custom for women to give up their family name (called the birth name or maiden name) upon marriage, and to use their husband's last name in its place.
It is extremely rare for men in Western countries to take the name of their wives; this was chiefly done in the Middle Ages, when the man was from a low-born family and was marrying an only daughter, and was thus designated to carry on his wife's family name.
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 Jewish Family Names - An Introduction
Family names used by Jews form a number of categories: for instance, there are names that Jewish families chose of their own will and names that were forced on them by the local authorities or gentile society.
Family names Wiehl or Weill are anagrams of the biblical name Levi.
Pressburger became the family name of an individual that either came or was associated with the city of Pressburg (now Bratislava, in Slovakia), Toledano was the name of someone who came from Toledo, in Spain, and Damari designated a family linked with the town of Damar, in Yemen.
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 Family name - Genealogy
It is extremely rare for men in Western countries to take the name of their wives; this was chiefly done in the Middle Ages, when a man from a low-born family was marrying an only daughter from a higher-status family, and was thus designated to carry on his wife's family name.
The second was usually the name of the godfather or godmother, while the third and last given name was the name used in everyday situations.
Many serfs were given last names after the last names of their landlords, for example a serf belonging to the Demidov noble family might be named "Demidovsky", which translates roughly as "belonging to Demidoff" or "one of Demidov's bunch".
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 Coats of Arms (Family Crests) & Surname Histories
Your source for surname ancient coat of arms and surname histories: House of Names features historically authentic arms prints and histories of last names, that are based on over 35 years of research.
This is a printed template for you to write in the names of your ancestors for three...
You will get an excerpt of the last name origins, see a preview of the coat of arms, and see a variety of coat of arms products you can purchase, such as an anniversary scroll, family tree scroll, plaque, and ceramic plate.
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 DuBois Name
At this time, therefore, these barons and knights first began to transmit their family names, as well as their lands, to their posterity, and the name of an estate, inherited or acquired by marriage, was generally affixed to the original surname to distinguish the different branches of the same family.
He traces one of its branches, namely, that of "duBois duBais," from 1066 (at which time it was an old family), down to the present century, by regular descent from father to son, the original patronymic being unchanged throughout.
The prefix to a family name of "de," "de la," or of "du," which is a contraction of "de le," is universally admitted in France to be a badge of noble extraction.
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 Family name etymology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a collection of family name etymologies.
Their name is derived from the Scottish surname MacFergus, which means "son of Fergus." Spelling variations include: Ferguson, Fergusson, Farguson, Fargerson, Fargusson and many more.
Huber: the German name is derived from Huober, a farmer holding a fief.
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 About the Hasbrouck Family Name
Names first went to the nobility, who were the feudal lords over their domains.
Some families gained their names from significant events or traits they were associated with.
The name Hasbrouck (Hasebreucq or Hazebroucq) is descriptive and has meaning of "The March of Hares." This designation was given to the country south of Cassel in Artois by St. Eloi, Bishop of Noyon, who in the reign of Dagobert III (711-715 A.D.) converted that country to Christianity.
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The family name Bryson is believed to be descended originally from the Strathclyde Britons.
For example, the 55th most popular family name Xiao (肖) is almost unheard of in Hong Kong, as this "new" surname was "created" from oversimplifying the traditional surname "蕭;" during the Cultural Revolution.
The family name is mentioned 1293 as "Blässing" and 1506 as "Blesingk".
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 Name Heritage International: discover your roots and ancestors with our unique personalised gifts.
This is an extended family name history including additional historic background information relating to the name and country of origin.
It is displayed with the knowledge that your namesake proudly fought to protect his family and country under that banner, thus preserving a place for you in history.
Each family name Coat of Arms is distinctive having its own charges (designs) which tell a story about the namesake and his family.
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The Wilcox family is of Saxon derivation and was seated in Bury St. Edmunds, County of Suffolk, England before the Norman Conquest.
The name has been spelled at least nineteen different ways, some families still clinging to the suffix son, meaning son of, or to other of the old ways of spelling.
His name and location of houselot is in the original plan of Hartford as of 1642 by surveys from original records of the distribution of 1639.
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 Baby Names: Dealing with Family Demands - FamilyEducation.com
In Spanish or Latino families, where names are usually taken from the calendar of saints, girls are sometimes all given the first name Maria in honor of the Virgin Mary; each sister is then given a different middle name.
Another way of honoring a family member who has passed away is by choosing or even creating a name that is relatively close to his or her name.
But by coming up with a name that was evocative of my grand-father's name, my parents showed their desire to honor him as well as their wish to make sure that his memory would be cherished.
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 Your Family Name History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While it is likely that some family names came from placename, we have found that over 80% of these names have unique origins and gave their name to their estates and territories.
Rarely, the name of the mother contributed to the surname, which is referred to as Matronymic.The Scandinavins added "son" to identify John's son or Erik's son.
Before 1800 in South Wales, it was common for the baptismal name of the father to become the surname of the son, a practice similar to Scandinavian patronymics.
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 Clampett Family Centre - Family Story - The Name
So far, research has shown the earliest recorded mention of the name to be in 1219 when, on the 24th of June, William De Mowlish exchanged a ferling (a measure of land) in Mowlish for a ferling in Clampit, with Robert de Mowlish the owner of the land in Clampit.
This fits in with the English naming where it is claimed that the family name Clampitt can trace its roots to the Old English terms "cloeg" and "pytt" respectively denoting "clay" and "hollow"; and the second element changes the "y" to "e" in the eastern parts of Sussex.
The phrase "Habitation names" is used to describe such names which are derived from the name of the town or region where the original bearer resided; or refers to the geographic location of the original bearer’s home.
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 The Boyle Family Name   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Irish the name is O’Baoghill, the derivation of which is uncertain, but thought to be connected to the Irish geall, meaning "pledge".
In the Middle Ages the family were powerful and respected, sharing control of the entire northwest of the island with the O’Donnells and the O’Dohertys, and the strongest association of the family is still with Co Donegal, where (O)Boyle is the third most numerous name in the county.
The most famous Irish family of the surname were the Boyles, Earls of Cork and Shannon, descended from Richard Boyle, who arrived in Ireland from Kent in 1588 and quickly amassed enormous wealth.
www.boyle.family.btinternet.co.uk /name.html   (181 words)

 Family Name | Plot | MTV Movies
Family Name is the record of the search and Alston's findings.
While records of mixed race children born to slaves (and fathered by their masters) were not kept at the time, such matters remained a part of family legend and lore in the Deep South, indicated by a number of clues left behind.
Alston, on the other hand, is gay and has been encouraged by his family not to speak about it while visiting Durham, so he admits that he understands all too well the difficult nature of family secrets.
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 Avoyelles Family Name Origins
The original 50 or so families who settled in Avoyelles in the late 1700s mostly came from Pointe Coupee, and for the most part were the children or grandchildren of direct-French immigrants, known locally as French Creoles, not to be confused with the Creole families of New Orleans.
Broussard - Louis Broussard of Opelousas is the forefather of the Avoyelles Broussard family.
One emigrant family from "Auvergne" was, in the 17th century, in the departement fo "TARN" (where she left descendants); from there, a part of this family goes to " Bordeaux ", where the name take a final "s" at the beginning of 19th century.
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 Dyck Family Name
The Dyck family name first occurs in the records of the Flemish Mennonite congregations of West Prussia in 1592.
Warkentin is a common Mennonite family name and is found in many of the church records of all of the major Mennonite congregations of the Werder.
As it was, Johannes Dietrich, the second son, was sent south to Robach to apprentice as a merchant-storekeeper at the age of 12 in 1839.
www.kansasfolks.net /Genealogy/Book/dyck_name.htm   (2050 words)

 Dase Family Crest
The name Dase, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Doss, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754.
In continental Europe, the most ancient recorded family crest was discovered upon the monumental effigy of a Count of Wasserburg in the church of St. Emeran, at Ratisobon, Germany...
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 Fiegenbaum Family Name
Anyone in our family hoping for noble lineage, with castles and a coat of arms, will have to look to their in-laws for that sort of glory.
Where one finds early written evidence of the family is in the mundane records of everyday life: births, deaths and marriages, and the occasional tax bill.
He noted the close correlation of the syllable viege and fiege in the various forms of the surname (the transposition of "f" for "v" is common in the historical development of some German words) with the Middle High German word veigen in one of the last verses of the Nibelungenlied, dating from about AD 1000-1100.
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 Maldives Royal Family Official Website: Majid's Pages- Sri Lankan Names
The ge name may indicate the place from which their family originated, the title or profession of the head of the family or any other special characteristic of the family that prevailed at the time the ge name was adopted.
Rural Moors use their father's name as a prefix, similar to the Tamils, differing in only by the fact that they may use more than one name for the prefix.
The names Mohamed or Ahmed are commonly used across the board as first names for male Moors while the names Fathima or Sithy or Ummu or Noor are used for females.
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 Choosing a Middle Name - FamilyEducation.com
Some couples use a variation of this theme by hyphenating the wife's maiden name with her husband's family name, and using the hyphenated name form in place of a separate middle name/last name combination, such as Susan Taylor-Smith.
This name form isn't widely used, as it tends to be reserved for women who retain their maiden names when they marry.
In this case, the initial used as a middle name is actually a letter name, and the letter isn't followed by a period because it's not an abbreviated form of anything.
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 The MONTGOMERY Family Name
One theory for the origin of the name Montgomery goes as follows: Among the Viking chieftains who ravaged Europe in the 9th century was Gomeric, son of Ingvar Ragnarson, the King of East Anglia and Northumberland.
Although the actual derivation of this name is obscure, the Norman family who bore it held the Castle of Sainte Foy de Montgomery at Lisieux.
Roger de Mundegumbrie, whose mother was the niece of the great-grandmother of William the Conqueror, accompanied his kinsman on the invasion of England and commanded the van at Hastings in 1066.
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 Wall Family Name
Of the four family names that are the focus of this book; Dyck, Harder, Claassen, and Wall, the least is known about our Wall ancestors.
Originally the name was spelled "de Waal" as noted in records of the Mennonite congregation at Danzig, West Prussia.
The fourth generation of this family was represented by Elias de Wale operating a brandy distillery in Danzig in 1660.
www.kansasfolks.net /Genealogy/Book/wall_name.htm   (1253 words)

 Family Name - Moviefone
Family Tree (1999) Family Tree is a good movie, although not award winning, it has a good lesson.
Family Name - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times Family Name won the "Freedom of Expression" award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Family Tree - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times Family Tree also stars Cliff Robertson, Krystal Benn, Genevieve Butler, and Naomi Judd, best known as half of the Judds and mother of Ashley Judd.
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