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Subject: Re: Help with origin of last name Zofiya
Author: marina   (guest)
Date: April 27, 2007 at 5:51:04 PM
Reply to: Help with origin of last name Zofiya by RainbowSerpent
My first thought was that it could be related to the Greek fore name Sophia, meaning "wisdom". Considering the pronounciation of your last name however I started searching and found the English fore name Zavia, derived from Xavier, which itself was derived from the name of the Basque place Etxabier meaning "the new house".
I know it is a long shot, but maybe it helps you.

Marina

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