||Re: Some surname elements
||Jessica Chisholm (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||March 11, 2003 at 8:06:49 PM
||Some surname elements by Jessica Chisholm
More fun with surname elements! A few more common elements include...
-ez is usually Spanish.
-es, not to be confused with the above example, is Portuguese.
-is is from Catalan.
-escu, -aru and -eanu are Romanian.
-zade is Persian (Farsi) in origin.
-oglu is Turkish and means "son of".
-berg, -s, and -er are common German sufixes, as are -dorf, -baum, -hof,
-stein, -bach, -feld, -heim, -stadt, -mann, and -gross.
-blad, -ek, -gren, -holm, -lind, -kvist, -sjo, and -strom are Swedish.
Van-, Vander-, and Vanden- are all Dutch and are related to the German
Von-, meaning "of" or "at".
-nen is Finnish more often than not.
Ibn- and Ben- are Arabic and Hebrew. Both mean "son of".
-ian and -yan are both Armenian.
-is and -os are usually Greek.
Mc- and Mac- are Gaelic prefixes from Irish and Scots that mean "son of".
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- Some surname elements - Jessica Chisholm Mar 11 2003, 7:46:51 PM
- Re: Some surname elements - Jessica Chisholm Mar 11 2003, 8:06:49 PM