Surname sentence example

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  • His success in conquering Sicily earned him the surname of "the Great."
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  • The elder of these, succeeding as 3rd Baron Grantham (1781-1859), became in 1833 2nd Earl de Grey, in right of his maternal aunt, and assumed the surname of de Grey; he was lord-lieutenant of Ireland (1841-44).
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  • Under what circumstances, and by whose selection, the surname was attached to a king, is obscure.
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  • He earned the surname of "Pious" by banishing his sisters and others of immoral life from court; by attempting to reform and purify monastic life; and by showing great liberality to the church.
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  • His father was Cassius Apronianus, governor of Dalmatia and Cilicia under Marcus Aurelius, and on his mother's side he was the grandson of Dio Chrysostom, who had assumed the surname of Cocceianus in honour of his patron the emperor Cocceius Nerva.
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  • In the absence of positive information the 4th-century writers (on whom Plutarch and Nepos mainly rely) seized upon his surname of "Just," and wove round it a number of anecdotes more picturesque than historical.
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  • It is equally certain that almost every one of the long line of princes and voivods bore a Slavonic surname, perhaps due to the influence of the Slavonic Church, to which the Rumanians belonged.
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  • His later adopted surname, Villanovanus or de Villeneufve, was no mere pseudonym since he followed his father's example.
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  • His name was Zahir ud-din-Mahomet, and he was given the surname of Baber, meaning the tiger.
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  • Napoleon (who now used his Christian name instead of the surname Bonaparte) thereupon sent proposals for various changes in the constitution, which were at once registered by the obsequious Council of State and the Senate on the 4th of August (16 Thermidor) 1802.
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  • All that is certainly known, however, is that in Domesday the manor is assigned to one Roger, who took his surname from it.
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  • His original name was Octavian, but when he assumed the papal tiara as successor to Agapetus II., he adopted the apostolic name of John, the first example, it is said, of the custom of altering the surname in connexion with elevation to the papal chair.
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  • He was the first of the gens who bore this surname.
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  • He was called Jean le Rond from the church near which he was found; the surname Alembert was added by himself at a later period.
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  • Metellus, who earned by this success the surname of Creticus (67 B.C.).
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  • He assumed the name of Mahommed when he embraced the Mussulman faith; and on account of his military prowess he obtained the surname Alp Arslan, which signifies "a valiant lion."
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  • It lies on the Uska-Nepal road at mile 19.75; and about half a mile south of the boundary pillar numbered 44 on the frontier line between British and Nepalese 1 A surname given to Pippin III.
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  • Finally, Baha-uddin was invited to Iconium by `Ala-uddin Kaikubad (1219-1236), the sultan of Asia Minor, or, as it is commonly called in the East, Ram - whence Jalaluddin's surname (takhallus) Rumi.
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  • The official surname of Antiochus II., Theos, suggests that he himself had here been the innovator.
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  • He was born (January 1, 1431) at Xativa, near Valencia in Spain, and his father's surname was Lanzol or Llancol; that of his mother's family, Borgia or Borja, was assumed by him on the elevation of his maternal uncle to the papacy as Calixtus III.
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  • He saw active service in the Anglo-French wars and probably elsewhere, winning the surname of L'adventureux.
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  • The fine ruins which have been discovered at the last-mentioned place have earned for it the surname of the African.
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  • The name Tyler, or Teghler, is a trade designation and not a surname.
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  • His zeal in founding monasteries earned for him his surname "the Pious," and canonization by Pope Innocent VIII.
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  • By his conduct in many stubborn fights with these foes, Robert thoroughly earned his surname and gained the confidence of the king, who gave him the counties of Nevers and Auxerre.
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  • The origin of the name Vaygach is as dubious as its orthography; it has been held to be Dutch (waaien, to blow, and gat, a strait, hence "windy strait") or Russian, in which case it is probably a surname.
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  • Henry was a man of great ambition, and won his surname of "Lion" by his personal bravery.
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  • A college of Luperci, with the surname Juliani, was instituted in his honour and flamines were created as priests of his godhead.
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  • His surname Diaconus, or Levita, shows that he took orders as a deacon; and some think he was a monk before the fall of the Lombard kingdom.
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  • He well deserved the surname of Le Bon, by which he is known to posterity.
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  • Albert, whose attempts to reform the monasteries earned for him the surname of Pious, was almost elected king of Bohemia in 1440.
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  • The name, as is shown by manuscript testimony, was also pronounced Kamhi and further mention is made of the French surname Petit.
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  • In the later days of the dynasty the surname of Beaufort was adopted by the legitimated issue of John of Gaunt by Katherine Swynford, but that of Plantagenet was bestowed on Arthur, natural son of Edward IV., who was created Viscount L'Isle.
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  • It appears, however, to have been adopted as a surname by Richard duke of York (father of Edward IV.) some twelve years before his death.
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  • In 1789 his mother succeeded to the barony of Hastings, and Rawdon added the surname of Hastings to his own.
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  • When the empire broke up in the weak reign of Gallienus, the prefect Aemiianus, who took the surname Alexander or Alexandrinus, was made emperor by the troops at Alexandria, but was conquered by the forces of Gallienus.
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  • During 1663 he was made duke of Orkney, duke of Monmouth and knight of the Garter, and received honorary degrees at both universities; and on his marriage he and his wife were created duke and duchess of Buccleuch, and he took the surname of Scott.
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  • In Italy, Cenomani is the name of a people; in Gaul, merely a surname of the Aulerci.
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  • It was by the zeal of these councillors that Charles obtained the surname of "The Well-Served."
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  • The almspeople consisted of six " poor brethren " and six " poor sisters," and the teaching and governing staff of a master and a warden, who were always to be of the founder's surname, and four fellows, all " graduates and divines," among whom were apportioned the ministerial work of the chapel, the instruction of the boys, and the supervision of the almspeople.
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  • He acquired his surname of Soter, or Saviour, from the Babylonians, whom he delivered from the tyranny of the Median satrap, Timarchus, and is famous in Jewish history for his contests with the Maccabees.
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  • He bore the surname of "Horse Neptune" (Hoo-a6c7w 17r7rcos), and was regarded as the tamer as well as the creator of the steed.
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  • Whether he was also, like Hephaestus, the deity of smiths, is very doubtful; his surname Mulciber may rather be referred to his power to allay conflagrations.
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  • Mahommed received the surname of al-Amin (" the Sure"), Abdallah that of al-Ma`mun (" he in whom men trust"), and Qasim that of al-Mo`tamin billah (" he who trusts in God").
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  • Possibly " Matthew " (Yahweh's gift) was his Christian surname, since two native names, neither being a patronymic, is contrary to Jewish usage.
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  • His French colleague, Petau, better known under his latinized surname of Petavius, opened still wider floodgates when he taught that theological dogmas, like everything else, have a history.
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  • The surname Grammaticus he assumed in virtue of his lectures on language and literature; that of Philoponus owing to the large number of treatises he composed.
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  • He enjoyed a genuine popularity, and in 1506 the estates of Tours conferred on him the surname of Pere du Peuple.
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  • The surname "hammerer" might have been applied to Judas either as a distinctive title pure and simple or symbolically as in the parallel case of Edward Scotorum ` malleus."
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  • He was descended from the house of Nevill, one of whose scions, accompanying John Plantagenet to Ireland in the capacity of usher in 1185, adopted his official title as a surname.
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  • Then succeeded a nephew, who was created Viscount and Earl Talbot, and assumed by royal licence the surname of Chetwynd before Talbot, from his mother.
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  • To the Rhodians, besieged by Demetrius (305-4), he sent such help as won him divine honours in Rhodes and the surname of Soler (" saviour").
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  • His surname was usually derived by later Greek writers from the name of his supposed birthplace, Gonni (Gonnus) in Thessaly; some take it to be a Macedonian word signifying an iron plate for protecting the knee; neither conjecture is a happy one, and in our ignorance of the Macedonian language it must remain unexplained.
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  • A scion of the house of Shang, the surname of which was Tze, was invested by King Wu-Wang with the dukedom of Sung in the present province of Ho-nan.
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  • Joan went into Normandy to assist the duke of Alencon, but in December returned to the court, and on the 29th she and her family were ennobled with the surname of du Lis.
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  • The elector was a great hunter and a hard drinker, whose brave and dignified bearing in a time of misfortune won for him his surname of Magnanimous, and drew eulogies from Roger Ascham and Melanchthon.
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  • Gnaeus Pompeius (106-48 B.c.), the triumvir, the first of his family to assume the surname Magnus, was born on the 30th of September in the same year as Cicero.
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  • Pompey, though he had some great and good qualities, hardly deserved his surname of "the Great."
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  • This surname was used in later generations to distinguish Ptolemy II.
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  • His biographers usually give his surname as above; in his printed works it is Hoffman, in his manuscripts Hoffmann.
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  • Berkeley had already given a surname to an earlier family sprung from Roger, its Domesday tenant, whose descendants, seem to have been ousted by the partisan of the Angevin.
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  • The origin of Hugh's surname of Capet, which was also applied to his father, has been the subject of some discussion.
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  • Their most powerful leaders were the counts of Zrin and Bribir (or Brebir), whose surname was Subic. This family played an important part in local politics from the 13th century to 1670, when Peter Subic was its last member to hold the office of ban.
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  • The common statement that he derived his surname from Diss in Norfolk is a mere conjecture; Dicetum may equally well be a Latinized form of Dissai, or Dicy, or Dizy, place-names which are found in Maine, Picardy, Burgundy and Champagne.
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  • A temple of Heracles seems to have been built on the Monaco headland by the Phoenicians at a very early date, and the same god was afterwards worshipped there by the Greeks under the surname of Movocicos, whence the name Monaco.
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  • His father, Vincenzio, was an impoverished descendant of a noble Florentine house, which had exchanged the surname of Bonajuti for that of Galilei, on the election, in 1 343, of one of its members, Tommaso de' Bonajuti, to the college of the twelve Buonuomini.
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  • The author assumes the name of Isidore, evidently the archbishop of Seville, who was credited with a preponderating part in the compilation of the Hispana; he takes in addition the surname of Mercator, perhaps because he has made use of two passages of Marius Mercator.
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  • Richard owes his surname to the fact that Henry II.
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  • There he attended the lectures of the Neoplatonists Plutarch and Syrianus, and about 450 succeeded the latter in the chair of philosophy (hence his surname Diadochus, which, however, is referred by others to his being the "successor" of Plato).
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  • Frederick II., who became elector on his father's death in September 1440, was born on the 19th of November 1413, and earned the surname of " Iron " through his sternness to his country's enemies.
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  • His father's favourites were exiled; foreigners were ousted from public positions and their places taken by natives; and important economies were effected, which earned for John George the surname of Oekonom, or steward.
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  • Entries, although in an A-Z arrangement by surname in each volume, are not alphabetical within each letter.
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  • My mind seems so foggy sometimes that I can't even think how to spell my surname right for a few seconds.
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  • If you only enter a part surname (or wildcard - see below) you must enter a forename as well.
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  • Personal names should be listed surname or family name first, followed by forename or given name or initial followed by a full stop.
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  • A child's forename or surname can be changed, names can be added or rearranged.
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  • The short birth certificate will only show the baby's forenames, surname, sex, date of birth and district of birth.
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  • The practice here is relatively simple patronymics, where a surname is derived from the first name of the father.
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  • Some individuals used multiple surname spellings, and sometimes different surname forms.
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  • Dr. Collins later married and took her husband's surname of Robinson.
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  • Laurence used my father's surname (Maurice Weller) for a character in one of his thrillers, calling him Colonel Weller.
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  • The nephew assumed the surname and arms of Mill.
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  • Morus was the first to adopt the surname Wynn in the english style.
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  • Normally a child born to a married couple will bear the surname of the father.
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  • The error depends on how many authors with a hyphenated surname the reference has.
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  • The full name and surname, and maiden surname if the person who has died was a married woman.
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  • This page was first published in December 1995, to provide some information on the rather uncommon surname of Sipple.
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  • The name at the top is the couple's married surname.
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  • Some individuals used multiple surname spellings, and sometimes different surname spellings, and sometimes different surname forms.
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  • But what is it about his surname that inspires such wanderlust.
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  • But the Canon of Avicenna is distinguished from the Al-Hawi (Continens) or Summary of Rhazes by its greater method, due perhaps to the logical studies of the former, and entitling him to his surname of Prince of the Physicians.
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  • In consequence of the imprisonment of his father in 922, his mother Odgiva (Eadgyfu), sister of the English king lEthelstan, fled to England with the young Louis - a circumstance to which he owes his surname.
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  • William Chichester (1813-1883), ISt Baron O'Neill, a clergyman, on succeeding to the estates as heir-general, assumed by royal licence the surname and arms of O'Neill; and in 1868 was created Baron O'Neill of Shane's Castle.
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  • The younger sons of dukes and marquesses have, by courtesy, the title of Lord prefixed to the Christian and surname, e.g.
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  • As the ideal of medieval Christianity he won his surname of "Pious" by his humility and charity, but he also possessed some of the qualities of a soldier and a statesman.
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  • Rarer colored surnames include Red, a variant form of the surname Reed or Reid, someone who lived in a reedy area.
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  • Some people, however, belong to a smaller subgroup with a different surname, such groups are known as septs of the clan.
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  • After her mother divorced and then remarried, Sandra took her stepfather 's surname of Gleeson.
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  • Dr. Collins later married and took her husband 's surname of Robinson.
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  • Laurence used my father 's surname (Maurice Weller) for a character in one of his thrillers, calling him Colonel Weller.
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  • Enter the surname only or the surname followed by the initial.
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  • The name at the top is the couple 's married surname.
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  • A team of dedicated enthusiasts is in the process of compiling a surname index from staff records from 1844 to 1923.
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  • Furthermore, his groupings of surname variants show name associations that the IGI often fails to recognize.
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  • He married Ann (surname unknown) born Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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  • Have a word with me or mention to your surname co-ordinator that you 'd like to help in some way.
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  • Then writer 's cramp gripped him halfway through recording my three baptismal and one (double-barrelled) surname.
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  • Because the order of Chinese names are pronounced in the reverse of many other cultures, including American names, those unfamiliar with this Chinese tradition often become confused regarding which name is the actual surname.
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  • In the Chinese culture, the surname is presented prior to the given name.
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  • Hoping to dispel some of the confusion, especially in the business world, Chinese-Americans often take on a more American first name, introducing themselves by their adopted first name and Chinese surname instead.
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  • Chinese families may have numerous members of the extended family with the same surname, and this is why it is doubly important to choose a special given name.
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  • It is rare for two or more family members to have the exact given name and surname.
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  • Although she was given her mother's surname at birth, she took her father's last name later in life.
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  • Kirk and Michael Douglas - Kirk was born to Jewish immigrants from Gomel, Belarus, and they changed their surname Danielovitch to Demsky.
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  • Tom Cruise Mapother figured that he's be more bankable without his surname, and he was right.
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  • If a future celebrity is born with an especially long surname, or one that is foreign or difficult to spell, they may decide to shorten or simplify it.
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  • His daughter, Jennifer Aniston, also adopted the new version of the family's surname.
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  • Kalmazoo County genealogical records can be found online from 1860 to the present via a surname search.
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  • Macomb County has a searchable obituary index, which is searchable by surname.
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  • Ancestor Hunt - Ancestor Hunt has unique search resources such as an obituary search portal, surname search portal, and genealogical prison records.
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  • Search on spelling variations of a surname.
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  • By entering just the family surname, you can quickly receive links to the family research information which has been compiled by families around the world and is currently available in the Library with that surname.
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  • The site also provides alternative spellings and derivations of the surname.
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  • Some are actively searching for detailed information on their ancestors while others are content with learning the origin of their surname or the design of their family crest.
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  • Try to start your research by focusing on a single surname or a family group.
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  • These books are usually by family surname.
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  • Clues to an ancestor's identity in some records may come from co-signers, location and even the way he or she signed his or her name, as opposed to the correct spelling of the given name and surname.
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  • At times, you may even want to search for everything under the beginning of your ancestor's surname.
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  • An example of this is the surname Averitt, which is sometimes spelled as Averitte, Averit, Averille or Avrit.
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  • At Surname Super Search, you will find a compilation of search engines for the genealogist.
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  • These can include a coat of arms and surname history if desired.
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  • Every genealogist has a story about the various spellings of an ancestor's surname.
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  • Census takers, county clerks and other officials many times wrote the surname incorrectly.
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  • Using a wildcard for a surname expands the results you will receive.
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  • The index will be cross referenced by bride's surname and groom surname.
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  • It's always a good idea to check the index at the back of the book for other couples with the same surname.
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  • If you are not finding the listing you want, try searching by surname, date and location, omitting the first name.
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  • The most important thing to remember when searching the records is to use variable surname spellings.
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  • Officials often spelled the surname phonetically, as they were not familiar with the language of the immigrant.
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  • When searching enlistment records, check for others of the same surname that joined at the same town.
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  • Family Websites - Check the Internet for family websites related to your surname.
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  • Over 110,000 records are contained in this database, and you can search using an individual's surname and the war in which he or she served.
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  • In order to conduct a fruitful mission, you need to know your ancestor's original surname and where he or she died.
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  • Don't assume that the surname you know is the one that will be on an official death record.
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  • In the past, it was almost considered a rite of passage for those immigrating to America to immediately adopt a more Americanized surname.
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  • Before you start searching for death certificates in New York, it might be wise to check out the Ellis Island name search page, where you can search for the surname in question along with any related spellings.
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  • Once you are sure of the surname, New York State has archives in which you can search for a death certificate for genealogical purposes.
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  • This is a great option if you are unsure of the surname you are searching for, or for some reason don't want the physical copy but rather you want to look up the information it provides.
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  • Many people who are new to the study of genealogy wonder how to find the origin of a surname.
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  • For example, Fitzpatrick is a surname that means child of Patrick.
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  • When you want to find the origin of a surname, it's important to keep in mind that many of your ancestors were not able to read and write.
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  • Therefore, it was common for surname spellings to change slightly over time.
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  • In fact, the same person might have his surname written differently on his birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate simply because clerks and other officials tended to spell names based on how they were pronounced.
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  • RootsWeb's Soundex Converter can help you search for alternative spellings of your surname.
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  • As you add names to your family tree, you may wonder about surname origins and meanings.
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  • In most European cultures, a son would be given his father's surname or a version of that name.
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  • This makes tracing a man's surname fairly easy for modern genealogists.
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  • Traditionally, a girl would use her father's surname until she married, and then she would use her husband's last name.
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  • Your family's surname can offer clues about how your ancestors might have lived and even how they may have looked.
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  • The Internet is a great resource for surname origins and meanings.
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  • Her mother, Kira Meru (Bajorans traditionally display the surname before the given name), was believed to have died while Nerys was a child.
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  • The surname is taken from a province in the Philippines, while Hikaru is a Japanese name.
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  • In a quaint bit of Twentieth Century sensibility, she apparently took his surname when they married, so that fun could be had with the two of them both answering to the query "Captain Picard?"
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  • They had discussed choosing one surname many years back, but their names were the only connection that remained to their human lives, so decided against it.
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  • In spite of his surname, and of his knowledge of the French language, his attitude towards foreigners attests that he was of English birth.
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  • He derived his surname from the fact that his ancestors were burgraves or chatelains of the town; his parents, who belonged to illustrious Flemish families, were probably the Jean Chastellain and his wife Marie de Masmines mentioned in the town records in 1425 and 1432.
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  • Having become king of Navarre on Jeanne's death in 1349, he suppressed a rising at Pampeluna with much cruelty, and by this and similar actions thoroughly earned his surname of "The Bad."
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  • The surname Miaoulis, which was added to his family name of Vokos, or Bokos, is said to be derived from the Turkish word miaoul, a felucca.
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  • In this battle Sigebert, the king of the Ripuarians, was wounded in the knee and limped during the remainder of his life - hence his surname Claudus (the Lame).
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  • The founder of the Jacobite Church in Asia owed his surname (Burdeana) to his rough horse-cloth.
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  • A native of Apamea in Syria and a pupil of Panaetius, he spent after his teacher's death many years in travel and scientific researches in Spain (particularly at Gades), Africa, Italy, Gaul, Liguria, Sicily and on the eastern shores of the Adriatic. When he settled as a teacher at Rhodes (hence his surname "the Rhodian") his fame attracted numerous scholars; next to Panaetius he did most, by writings and personal intercourse, to spread Stoicism in the Roman world, and he became well known to many leading men, such as Marius, Rutilius Rufus, Pompey and Cicero.
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  • The story that he received the surname of "Fowler" because the nobles, sent to inform him of his election to the throne, found him engaged in laying snares for the birds, appears to be mythical.
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  • His surname is given by himself as "Serveto " in his early works, " per Michaelem Serueto, alias Reues."
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  • We next find him at Lyons (1535) editing scientific works for the Trechsel firm, adopting the " Villanovanus " surname, which he constantly used till the year of his death.
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  • This Edmund received in his own day the surname of Crouchback, not, as was afterwards supposed, from a personal deformity, but from having worn a cross upon his back in token of a crusading vow.
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  • Doubtless there were many who bore the name of John in the early Christian communities; we read, for instance, of ` John, whose surname was Mark,' and there may have been a second John in Asia, since at Ephesus, we are told, there were two tombs said to be John's..
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  • Frederick assumed the government in 1768, and in his long and eventful reign, which saw the electorate elevated to the dignity of a kingdom, though deprived of more than half its area, he won the surname of the Just.
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  • His personal qualities won for him the surname of "the Bear," and he is also called by later writers "the Handsome."
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  • His surname "of Antequera" was given him because he was besieging that town, then in the hands of the Moors, when he was told that the cortes of Aragon had elected him king in succession to his uncle Martin, the last male of the old line of Wilfred the Hairy.
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  • He was the son of General James Lindsay of Balcarres, but took the additional surname of Loyd in 1858 on marrying the heiress of Lord Overstone, the banker; he fought with his regiment the Scots Fusilier Guards in the Crimea and won the V.C., retiring as lieutenant-colonel.
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  • My name is Platon, and the surname is Karataev, he added, evidently wishing to make it easier for Pierre to address him.
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  • Claire Elizabeth is one of us now and bears the surname Gustefson, not Leblanc as her birth certificate reads.
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