What does your last name mean?

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#1  Edited By Jayge_

Especially if it's a foreign language. We can all guess what "smith" or "cooke" would be derived from, but what about those of us without profoundly English identities?

You don't even have to post your last name if you don't want to, just a translation.

Mine is Gaelic in origin, and happens to mean "helmet head" or "ugly head". Supposedly because my ancestors were some of the first to wear metal helmets into battle against the Vikings.

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#2  Edited By Cube

To publish or put out.


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#3  Edited By DeadWeezel

To show disdain for authority, apparently.

But I aint saying the name.  (It's not hard to find me online)

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#4  Edited By BiggerBomb
Mine means "wine stone." I will assume that my anscestors owned or worked for a vinyard. This would explain my dad's fanaticism over wine.

I think it tastes like piss with grape juice in it. I'm more of a Sam Adams or rum kinda guy. /shrug
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#5  Edited By Black_Rose

Mine doesn't mean anything

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Mine has three possible origins: Irish, English, or Polish Jew. I'll let you guess to which nationality I belong (hint: it's the least obvious of the three). If I said what it means, well, that would give away what the name is...

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#7  Edited By pyromaniac

Mine means esteemed one

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#8  Edited By Beaudman

 I'm not sure what my last name means. But the name on my mom's side (Eklof) means Oak leaf.

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#9  Edited By citizenkane

"Elens" doesn't really mean anything.  It was "Elenzkof" back when my ancestors were living in Austria and Luxembourg.  I don't know if that means anything, though.

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#10  Edited By Axersia

According to the Googles, mine doesn't really mean anything.

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#11  Edited By psr388

partridge hunter or so i'm told

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#12  Edited By Just_Insane
mine is a type of gun that spread over a wide area lol
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#13  Edited By Aarny91

I have no idea

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#14  Edited By kmdrkul

Mine was just an Irish clan.

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#15  Edited By Dissolve

It means hard worker.

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#16  Edited By MrMiyamoto

Mine in german is "hanalt" or old hands my mothers maiden name means bell smith

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#17  Edited By TSchonbeck

Beautiful creek... weh...

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#18  Edited By Cleric

Mine means "blessed" apparently.

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#19  Edited By Bnfbnggbfg

My last name means strong affection or attraction toward a noun.

My last name is "love"

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#20  Edited By dev_ron

'sarwar' means 'the leader'

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#21  Edited By sarahsdad

My current last name is the result of a mis-spelling, but the name it came from means either a falconer or cape maker.

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#22  Edited By henjin

Richards is english I guess.
It can also mean dicks....heh.

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#23  Edited By dwarfzilla

Andersson translated would be "son of Andrew" or some variation.
Suponitsky has something to do with soup, I would assume. Then again, I'm usually wrong.

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#24  Edited By Blu_Magic

I'm not sure what my last name means.

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#25  Edited By liquidfire

My last name means rejoice

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#26  Edited By Shocker

Mine doesn't mean anything... Well I don't think it does.

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#27  Edited By Colonel_Cool

My last name is Slovenian, and is derived from the word Bursa, which is a type of mold that grows on wine.

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#28  Edited By Riddler

"The One".......

go figure

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#29  Edited By efrucht

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of fruit, from an agent derivative of German Frucht ‘fruit’, Yiddish frukht.

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#30  Edited By Shawn

Mine is derived from a Bengali word meaning "pure"

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#31  Edited By Just_Insane
Just_Insane said:
"mine is a type of gun that spread over a wide area lol"

come on...someone guess what it is!!!!!!
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#32  Edited By Shawn
Just_Insane said:
"Just_Insane said:
"mine is a type of gun that spread over a wide area lol"

come on...someone guess what it is!!!!!!"
Shotgun? Shogun?
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#33  Edited By gersan93

My last name translates to "of the Saints".

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#34  Edited By hazelnutman

lol mine's a mispronunciation in immigration :D

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#35  Edited By Just_Insane
Shawn said:
"Just_Insane said:
"Just_Insane said:
"mine is a type of gun that spread over a wide area lol"

come on...someone guess what it is!!!!!!"
Shotgun? Shogun?
"
no.....think of like....hmmmm.....like something a superhero or a mad scientist would have....
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#36  Edited By Shawn
Just_Insane said:
"Shawn said:
"Just_Insane said:
"Just_Insane said:
"mine is a type of gun that spread over a wide area lol"

come on...someone guess what it is!!!!!!"
Shotgun? Shogun?
"
no.....think of like....hmmmm.....like something a superhero or a mad scientist would have....
"
Ray gun? Ray?
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#37  Edited By Canadian

I know it has something to do with the Sarswat Brahmin. But that's it.

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#38  Edited By Just_Insane
Shawn said:
"Just_Insane said:
"Shawn said:
"Just_Insane said:
"Just_Insane said:
"mine is a type of gun that spread over a wide area lol"

come on...someone guess what it is!!!!!!"
Shotgun? Shogun?
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no.....think of like....hmmmm.....like something a superhero or a mad scientist would have....
"
Ray gun? Ray?
"
YOU GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*confettie explosion*

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#39  Edited By DJ_LaFleur

My last name is "LaFleur", which is french for "the flower"......yeeeeeaaaaahhhh.....: |

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#40  Edited By Carmel_Chewy

I have no idea, maybe I should look it up.

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#41  Edited By Whight_Knight

TC is your name Kennedy by any chance?

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#42  Edited By Jothel

*copies from surnamedb.com*
Surname: Goodger
This interesting and unusual name is a late development of the early Medieval English surname perhaps more familiar as "Goodyear" or "Goodyer". The surname is a good example of that medieval group of names originating in a commonly used phrase, often beginning with the element "good", in Middle English "gode", from the Old English pre 7th Century "god", which was taken up as a byname or nickname and thence eventually a surname, because of the habitual use of the phrase by someone. Other examples are Goodsir, Gooday, Goodby, Goodchap and Gooden, respectively from use of the pharases "Good sir", "Good day", "God be with you", "Good ch(e)ap" (a trader's call), and "Good evening" (God give you good even).

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#43  Edited By Jolly_Lolly

Nothing apparently (google didn't find any matches >.>)

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#44  Edited By Systech

Mine doesn't really mean anything :(

I wonder what Brad's name means. lol!

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#45  Edited By Clean

my last name means limp

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#46  Edited By Tiefster

My last name has been distorted so many times I don't know what it means, all I know is that it was changed from a Polish or Austrian name to an Irish sounding name since my ancestors on my dad's side came to America during the first World War.  My Mother's maiden name means "of the woodlands" though.

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#47  Edited By RowdyRob

According to the interwebs:

The name is variant of burn house. It is a topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams.

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#48  Edited By Jayge_
systech said:
"Mine doesn't really mean anything :(

I wonder what Brad's name means. lol!
"
Shoemaker. I wonder XD

These are all pretty cool. I knew I would end up doing something interesting today.
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#49  Edited By McDazzle
Romero:A pilgrim, one who visits a shrine....Well now.
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#50  Edited By filiwian

I looked it up and there's nothing.