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Surname Meanings and Origins What is yours?

tagutcow

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My surname comes from the Italian word meaning "castrated rooster".
 

acidboy

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my name is mongolian for 'alpha as phuck'
 

Ben85

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Mine isn't on that list. There was only two starting with 'I'.
 

Hombre Secreto

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All I know is my last name is Mayan... I've never met anyone with my last name, but I have seen it in phone books. Very rare to say the least.
 

Don Carlos

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My surname means "slayer of the gods" in an ancient Babylonian dialect that no longer exists.
 

Dakota rube

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"higher or superior" "farmer" Sort of a mixed message there.
 

NewYorkIslander

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My last name is Italian for "Redhill" or "Red Head".

My mother's, although they're 100% Italian, is Spanish "Dondiego". So back in the 1500s when our family "appears" in the records of the mountain town in Basilicata we're from, we were either Spanish landlords or Spanish Jews hiding from the Inquisition.
 

humza

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Mine isn't on the list, but i've been told it means "generous" and is of Arabic origin.
 

HRoi

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
My mother's, although they're 100% Italian, is Spanish "Dondiego".
Zorro?
 

imschatz

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Not on the list but I know it's a German term of endearment .. sort of equivalent to "honey" or "sweety" .. literal translation "treasure" as in "my treasure".
 

Jarandas

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The meaning of mine is "plowed land"... seriously.

It´s also a region of Spain.
 

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