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World Family Names

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:42 pm
by Fulub-le-Breton
Have a look at the spread of your family name across the planet: http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/Main.aspx

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:06 pm
by Mark
Thought I'd stick in my own very Cornish surname and a few other super-Cornish surnames. It came back with this for all:

Group: European_other Western

Subgroup: English

Language: English

Oh dear. :roll:

Out of the six or seven I stuck in, only one - 'Tresidder' came up Cornish but with a peculiar surprise:

Group: Anglo-Saxon

Subgroup: Cornish

Language: English

Extremely flawed!

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:38 pm
by Marhak
ANGLO-SAXON!!!??? ENGLISH!!!??? Who the hell put that tripe together? Tresidder is about as Anglo-Saxon as Obama is. Is this just pure ignorance or something more sinister?

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:39 am
by Fulub-le-Breton
Granted the classification system is all cockeyed and therefore deserves some well written -POLITE- and instructive correction sent to the site owners via email and letter. Get writing now. That being said its still very interesting to see the distribution of ones name around the globe.

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:40 pm
by TGG

I agree, Fulub. Probably something for an 'officia'l representation.

Mine was quite a wide distribution and appears in some very unexpected locations, but the same feedback as Mark! :?

TGGFor The (Real)Reason Why!

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:44 pm
by Marhak
Fascinating! Mine is pretty well restricted to Britain: in the Cumbria-Northumbria area; in Mercia; and in the area of the old Dumnonia!

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:50 pm
by Cormorant
You!?

A Geordie?!

NEVA :lol:

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:44 pm
by Pokorny
The flaws don't only concern Cornish names. I tried a few Breton ones with... erm... hilarious consequences. Nedelek for example (or, in the official French spelling, Nedelec) came out as "Polish".

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:32 pm
by Marhak
God forbid, Shaggy. God forbid. But some nit with the same surname went there.

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:54 pm
by Marhak
And I pronounce final Rs. Which is why they're there. None of this idle eastern English speech (western Engish pronouce them, as well, even in Hampshire and Wiltshire).

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:33 pm
by Cormorant
Marhak wrote:And I pronounce final Rs. Which is why they're there. None of this idle eastern English speech (western Engish pronouce them, as well, even in Hampshire and Wiltshire).
Sorry, Marhak.

Must be my mongrel ancestry.

A little like your own.

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:36 pm
by Cormorant
TGG wrote:
I agree, Fulub. Probably something for an 'officia'l representation.

Mine was quite a wide distribution and appears in some very unexpected locations, but the same feedback as Mark! :?

TGGFor The (Real)Reason Why!
Yes, seems to be Anglo-Saxon in origin and limited to Englsih-speaking areas.

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:27 pm
by Marhak
Do you know TGG's surname? If you did, you certainly wouldn't say that. Or about Mark's. Let's just say they're both Cornish language surnames. My maternal surname, by the way, would be MacCuinneagain. Yep, Scots Gaelic.

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:26 pm
by TGG

He is, of course, incorrect on both aspects of his latest failed attempt at being intelligent. More of an indicator of his IQ than anything of any value. It probably keeps him happy and everyone is entitled to be happy! Incidently, I did not appreciate that Serbia was English-speaking!

TGGFor The (Real)Reason Why!

Re: World Family Names

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:59 am
by Cormorant
TGG wrote:
He is, of course, incorrect on both aspects of his latest failed attempt at being intelligent. More of an indicator of his IQ than anything of any value. It probably keeps him happy and everyone is entitled to be happy! Incidently, I did not appreciate that Serbia was English-speaking!

TGGFor The (Real)Reason Why!
Most amusing, professor.

Donnish humour, there.