||Re: A few surnames
||The LP (Authenticated as arrowhead909)
||June 16, 2006 at 9:43:25 PM
||A few surnames by Jack
Americanized form of Dutch or Belgian Vermeulen (condensed form of Vandermeulen). A name for someone who lived at a mill.
1. English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’, ‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).
2. Irish (Ulster (Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin (see Langan).
3. Chinese : from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during the reign of the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc). his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a branch of the Liu clan (see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei, who supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor Kong Jia (1879–1849 bc). Some descendants later simplified Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.
4. Chinese : there are two sources for this name. One was a place in the state of Lu in Shandong province during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). The other source is the Xiongnu nationality, a non-Han Chinese people.
5. Chinese : variant of Lang.
6. Cambodian: unexplained.
(I copied all that from ancestry.com by the way)
English: from Middle English, Old French brachet, denoting a type of hound. The word was also used as a term of abuse. (Ouch)
"....A simple I love you means more than money...."- Frank Sinatra
|Because this message is archived you cannot respond to it.|
- A few surnames - Jack Jun 12 2006, 12:28:54 PM
- Re: A few surnames - The LP Jun 16 2006, 9:43:25 PM