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CASTIGLIONE Italian, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, from medieval Latin castellio
) ‘fortification’ or ‘small castle’.
A Greek rendering of حاج (ḥājj), denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage. In a Christian context, the title designates a person who has visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and was baptised in the Jordan River... [more]
Albanian form of the Persian title Khawaja
(خواجه), which in turn means "lord". Among notable bearers of this surname is Enver Hoxha, the Communist ruler of Albania from 1944 to 1985.
The surname was first recorded in the 14th century as Mozahrt
, and later as Motzhardt
in Germany. It is a compound word, the first part of which is Middle High German mos
, also spelt mosz
, and meaning “bog, marsh” in southern dialects (compare modern German Moos
NASMITH Scottish, English
This surname is derived from an occupation, "nail-smith", but may also mean "knife-smith".
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PROPHET English, Scottish, French, German
Scottish, English, French, and German: nickname from Middle English and Old French prophete
, Middle High German prophet
‘prophet’, ‘seer’, ultimately from Greek prophetes
‘predictor’, from pro
‘before’ + a
derivative of phemi
‘to speak’... [more]
Occupational name for a scrap-metal merchant, from a derivative of Sferro in the sense ‘old and broken iron’. Habitational name from the district of Paternò in Catania, Sicily.
"Valley of Morita" in Spanish, from Morita
(森田) (sēntián), "forest and farmland" in Chinese