origin of "Soars". pretty please
it's for a school project. I have been having a ... slight difficulty finding the meaning and origin of the surnames Soars and Christou. I'm pretty sure Soars is of European origin but i've still got no idea about Christou. I've heard something about Greek but i doubt it. And if possible (but it doesn't matter if it's not) the general state where they come from, eg County Cork in Ireland. Once again, thank you VERY much if you're actually able to find it!(P.S: could Soars possibly be from Liverpool? i don't trust the site im looking at)------------------------------------------------
Uuma ma' ten' rashwe, ta tuluva a' lle
[Don't look for trouble, it will come to you]

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I usually ignore these school project queries. I always wonder why American kids never dream of walking into a library and picking up a dictionary of surnames. Is it because George Bush thinks libraries are hotbeds of terrorism?
You seem to have done some work on this so I'll break my rule.
Soars is an English name, though the original word, SOR, is an Old French word meaning "reddish-brown" (i.e., hair colour). The word sorrel is from the same source, and the French have similar surnames, Sor, Sorel, Soret.
Christou is Greek, so your doubts are unfounded. It means (son) of Christos, which name means "Christ", an acceptable male name in the Greek Orthodox religion.
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thank you SO MUCH! you've saved my life. but btw, i'm Australian, not American. and my nearest library is unfortunately far away. interesting comment about terrorism hotbeds. extremely unlikely, but interesting image.
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I'm basing that piece of speculation on US librarians' legal requirement to report subscribers' reading lists to the FBI.By the way, I forgot to mention that I'm not aware of a Liverpool connection for Soars. Current distribution suggests a home in the English Midlands.
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