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  Family name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surname   (5851 words)

 Family name -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A family name, or surname, is that part of a person's name that indicates to what ((biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera) family he or she belongs.
In Russia, in addition to the categories of last names in English--those based on occupation, place of origin, ancestry, or personal characteristics--there is a large category of "clerical" last names, given to seminary students and others who had to have a last name in order to get an education.
For example, a boy named Joseph of a father named Isaac would be called to the (The first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit) Torah as Joseph ben Isaac.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/family_name.htm   (4335 words)

 Encyclopedia: Last name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From this date, article 311-21 of the French Civil code permits parents to give their children either the name of their father, mother, or a hyphenation of both - although no more than two names can be hyphenatated.
For example, the ancestor of the O'Brian clan, Brian Boru (937-1014) was known in his lifetime as Brian mac Lorcan mac Cennedie, i.e., Brian the son of Lorcan the son of Cenneedie.
Not till the time of his grandsons and great-gransons was the name O'Brian used as a surname, used to denote descent from an illustrious ancestor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Last-name   (3425 words)

 Family name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In name directories, the prefixes are always ignored for sorting.
Flemish family names often resamble to first names.
In Russia, family names endings are based upon the person's gender.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Family_name   (5851 words)

 Last Name Origins Meaning
A surname, or family name, can be defined as a legal identification tag which is transmitted by family members from generation to generation.
Surnames are generally derived from one of four sources: the name of the person's father (patronymic), the person's locality, the person's occupation, or a descriptive nickname for the person.
They were derived from the name of the place where one resided or from a description of the place.
www.last-names.net /Articles/Anatomy.asp   (1428 words)

 Surname Origin & Last Name Meaning. Free Family Name Dictionary with Genealogy Resources by Ancestor Search
A surname, also known as a last name or family name, is a fixed name shared in common to identify the members of a family.
If you have ever wondered about the meaning of your last name, where your family lived, what they did, and how they looked, you may find your surname may answer some of these questions about your ancestors from many hundreds of years ago.
In the 1800's and before, when many people were illiterate, surnames were written by clerks, officials, and priests as they heard the name pronounced which lead to different spellings of the same name.
www.searchforancestors.com /surnames/origin   (555 words)

 She Won't Change Her Last Name
She made a promise to herself, when she was a child, that she wasn't going to change her last name when she got married.
Now that we are together, her idea of a compromise is to wait till she finishes college (four years from now) to change her name to the married name.
First of all, when you become a married couple the name change that occurs is a symbol of the couple identity that the two of you are taking on.
www.womentodaymagazine.com /advice/lastname.html?a=1052   (712 words)

 Jewish last name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tracing a Jewish last name can take you back to the mid-late nineteenth century, when sailing ships and steamers crossed the ocean with courageous immigrants seeking a new life in a new land.
Their names may not even be recognized as a Jewish last name: da Fonseca, Louzada, or Bernal seem purely Spanish or Portuguese.
Your Jewish last name may be traceable through a variety of historical documents.
www.onegreatfamily.com /learning/jewish-last-name.htm   (443 words)

 CHRIST is NOT Jesus' Last Name!
ast names (or Sir names) were not commonly used until well after 1160 A.D. which is of course more than 1,160 years after Jesus died.
Prior to this time, if there was ever any confusion with another persons name, then the place they were from, what they did as a trade or some other title - was added to their name.
This is how many of you got your last names.
www.tgm.org /christ.htm   (1132 words)

 Cyndi's List - Names
To aid you in researching when all you know is the first name of a person.
This article discusses considerations that must be given to first, middle, and last names when researching.
Includes a listing of names found in the IGI organized by middle names for selected English counties.
www.cyndislist.com /names.htm   (1033 words)

 Salon.com Mothers Who Think | Why should a baby get the father's last name?
On and on it goes -- the rationalization of unconventional women who choose to do a very conventional thing: to give the child that emerges from their womb their husband's last name.
The endings of these diverse tales were almost always the same: The children got the father's last name.
Why is it that when the woman wants everyone in the family to have the same last name, she immediately assumes that it is she who must change her name?
www.salon.com /mwt/feature/2000/01/20/surnames   (835 words)

 Baby names and name meanings for girl names and boy.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you want to find some baby names for your child and you don't want a weird baby name, then you also need to find the name meanings, the meaning of names.
But of course you'll also be able to find the first name meanings and last name meanings.
Whether you are searching for babynames that are first names, irish baby names, unusual baby names, or any other type of name, you will be able to find a large selection here at baby-names-first.
www.baby-names-first.com /babynames/8/family-surname-meanings-of-last-...   (265 words)

 common jewish last name
Names can be uncommon in one place and common in another, or common at one...
It is common for women to adopt her husband's family name, and for their...
This last name may have been suggested by the we used by kings when...
www.jewish-search.com /keywords/common+jewish+last+name.html   (4759 words)

 Search by Name
You can search by name (or alias) for information about individual registrants.
You may enter partial names - for example, enter "Smi" as the last name to view a list of registrants with last names such as "Smith" or "Smithers."
First name is optional, but will help narrow your search.
offender.doc.state.wi.us /public/search/searchbyname.jsp   (173 words)

 The List of Famous People with a Last Name for a First Name
If the person won't be well known to the majority of readers, I probably won't use the name.
The name needs to be spelled the same way the first name is. "William" as a last name works, but "Williams" or "Wylium" doesn't.
I won't add names if it was a last name first that because "popular" as a first name ("Kennedy" from MTV) unless the line has been blurred ("Graham")
www.bigdumptruck.com /lists   (223 words)

 Ice-Floe: Contributors A - Z   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, she has spent the last three summers painting in the Yukon, and is now approaching her second Yukon Winter.
Askold Bazhanov, a Kola Sami, was born in 1932 in the Murmansk region.
One of the last speakers of the Forest Yukagir dialect, she lives in Nelemnoye, Yakutia, where she teaches the Yukagir language in a primary school.
www.icefloepress.org /contriba-z.shtml   (14108 words)

 Name Statistics - How popular are your first and last names?
Name Statistics - How popular are your first and last names?
Have you ever wondered how popular your first and last names are?
Name Statistics allows you to find out the ranking of your name and an estimation of how many other people in the United States share the same name as you do.
www.namestatistics.com /index.php   (64 words)

 Surname Studies
It links individual family trees and smaller units of research together into one great BIG family tree.
After you sign up, you can search their database of millions of names, and see if you can make any connections.
Click here to search Genealogy.com Database - they have about 500 million names in immigration lists, family trees, 1900 census and more!
www.progenealogists.com /surnamestudy.htm   (172 words)

 Field help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All name suffixes, such as Jr., Sr., III., will be returned; no need to specify them
Wild card implied only at end of search term for all text fields except First/middle/nickname and Occupation.
in the Last name field will return all last names starting with B, not all last names with B in them.
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 LAST Name Items
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 Behind the Name - the Etymology and History of First Names
Behind the Name - the Etymology and History of First Names
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 Genealogy & Family History Databases. Genealogy Tree Software. Free Genealogy Search
Glossary of Last Name Meanings & Origins Find the meaning of your surname in this free database, or submit your surname for research and inclusion.
Surname Meanings & Origins Look up the meaning of your family name in this dictionary of surname and ethnic origins with over 6000 last names.
Crests,Family Name Histories Heraldry from Names UK With over 600,000 names on our database we can supply details of arms and details of family names.
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 People Search - Current & Most Accurate People Search Engine
People Search: Internet White Pages, Background Check, reverse phone number search and more.
You can also search by Social Security Number & Maiden Name
Background Checks now includes People Search & much more.
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 Beaufort Laboratory Publications Listed Alphabetically by Author's Last Name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Beaufort Laboratory Publications Listed Alphabetically by Author's Last Name
JOSEPH W. Assimilation of detritus and its associated bacteria by three species of estuarine fish.
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