A few surnames
Hi, there are a few surnames that I would really like to know more about. Vermillion
Brackett (the Bracketts I know are Native American)I have been told that they could all be French. I had originally thought that Long was English, but then someone told me that it actually originated in Normandy, and only later gained popularity in England. Thank you for any help you can provide.
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Americanized form of Dutch or Belgian Vermeulen (condensed form of Vandermeulen). A name for someone who lived at a mill.Long
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)Brackett
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
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