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Subject: Origin/Meaning
Author: JMS   (Authenticated as JMS)
Date: May 26, 2005 at 7:26:30 PM
There are a few surnames I've been looking for the origin and meaning of. I was hoping someone here could help me out.

Ruan (I know it's Chinese, and I was told it means "musical instrument" but I'm not so sure about that.)

Zvacek (Czech?)

Weisz (I think it means "wheat"... I'm pretty sure it's different from Weiss and/or Weiß, which I already know mean "white.")

Coupal (French?)

Gautier (French. Something to do with lumber?)


Doherty (I was told it was Celtic/Gaelic for obstructive or hurtful, but that doesn't sound right....)

Thanks in advance.

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