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Old 11-19-2004, 04:22 PM   #16
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My maiden name is Tuck, which is English, but I have no idea what it means....

My married name (also English) is Ruddock, which is another name for a robin, and was apparently some radio station's word of the day:
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"The word ruddock goes back to at least the year 1,000 and originally meant ‘red or reddish in colour.’ You can see by looking at ruddock that it’s clearly related to the more familiar word ruddy. Presumably, the clan from which Ruddock is descended was once noted for its red hair, or, perhaps, for its ruddy complexion. Back in the Middle English period almost anything of that colour might be nicknamed a ruddock. Hence, the robin redbreast was known as a ruddock (still, I am told, a dialect name for the bird in parts of England). A variety of cider apple was also called a ruddock, as was a type of toad – known as the ‘red toad or ruddock’ and said to be (quote) ‘very full of poison, and of great use among witches.’"
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Old 11-19-2004, 04:38 PM   #17
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My maiden name is Tuck, which is English, but I have no idea what it means....
I'd guess it's probably a derivative (or at least related to) Tucker.

Tucker 'fuller' one who was fulled, teased, and burled cloth (from a verb meaning 'maltreat'). A strongly south-wstern surname, especially Devon, commemorating a great medieval cloth industry.
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I don't know if this will help but...

1. Kawaguchi
2. Mouth of a stream
3. Japanese

Basically most Japanese family names derive themselves from landscape features.
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:31 AM   #19
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I wish I had more asian names

Not like they're abounding in the Midwest.
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Surname is Guterac but my Great grandfather for some mysterious reason changed the family name to Gutierez. He lived in Arizona but was not born in the US. I have no idea of the origin. I can never find anything on Guterac.
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1.) Myers
2.) Don't know what it means
3.) I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but I know that the Myers name is German.
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1. It's Van de Laarschot, but if my ancestors would've done the right thing it would've been Wouters. About 150-200 years ago a guy (my relative) named Wouters got married and he adopted his mother's last name when he got married, which is Van de Laarschot.

2. No clue what it means.

3. My family comes from the province Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands.
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that makes sense, because in german, "kaufen" means "to buy".

cool connection!
Well, I guess I'll have to kaufen the latest U2 CD this Tuesday.
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Krisite, if you can find out the meaning of my last name I will be very happy to read about it.

My last name: Sarabia
Origin: persian
My father's family: Mexican
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Well, I guess I'll have to kaufen the latest U2 CD this Tuesday.
I thin, this is right:

Am Dienstag muss ich die neue U2 CD kaufen.

I must buy the new U2 CD on Tuesday.
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I thin, this is right:

Am Dienstag muss ich die neue U2 CD kaufen.

I must buy the new U2 CD on Tuesday.
sehr gut!

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1.Guest
2.don't know the meaning
3.very old Norse, but the name is like Smith in Scotland

And my Mum's maiden name is Bourke
2. Means The Borough or Dweller at the Fortress
3. Has been in Ireland since the Hiberno-Norman times and probably arrived with the Norsemen. 14th most numerous surname in Ireland.
Variants are: Burke, de Burgh, De Burgo, De Burca.
Motto: "One God, One Law, One Faith" UNG DIEU, UNG LOY, UNG FOY.
Hope this helps, Cheers
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Old 11-21-2004, 07:17 PM   #28
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1. Blue
2. I believe it was originally Blauw, not sure of the meaning or why my ancestors changed it to Blue.
3. Netherlands, 100% I think it was Rotterdam or near there. Most of my family originates from there.
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here you go Iris
from http://www.ancestry.com/search/Surna...urcecode=13304

Last Name: Sarabia
Galician and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from places in Asturies and Galicia (Pontevedra) called Sarabia, from Asturian and Galician sarabia ‘hail’.


that's a neat website... you all should go there and play with it
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