World Family Names

Looking for your Cornish roots, long lost friends/family or just other people with the same family name then try here.
Fulub-le-Breton
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World Family Names

Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:42 pm

Have a look at the spread of your family name across the planet: http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/Main.aspx

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Mark » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:06 pm

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!
As long as a hundred of us remain alive, we shall never give in to the domination of the English. We fight not for glory, not for wealth nor honours but only and alone for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life...

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Marhak » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:38 pm

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?

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:39 am

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.

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Re: World Family Names

Post by TGG » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:40 pm


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! :?

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STOP THE CORNISH GENOCIDE! -
They declare their Cornishness with pride
Whilst oblivious to our genocide
That England imposes
With smiles and Red Roses
Where the innocents, so gullibly, reside.


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Marhak
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Re: World Family Names

Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:44 pm

Fascinating! Mine is pretty well restricted to Britain: in the Cumbria-Northumbria area; in Mercia; and in the area of the old Dumnonia!

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Cormorant » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:50 pm

You!?

A Geordie?!

NEVA :lol:

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Post by Pokorny » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:44 pm

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".

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:32 pm

God forbid, Shaggy. God forbid. But some nit with the same surname went there.

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:54 pm

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).

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Post by Cormorant » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:33 pm

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.

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Cormorant » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:36 pm

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! :?

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Yes, seems to be Anglo-Saxon in origin and limited to Englsih-speaking areas.

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Re: World Family Names

Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:27 pm

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.

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Re: World Family Names

Post by TGG » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:26 pm


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!
STOP THE CORNISH GENOCIDE! -
They declare their Cornishness with pride
Whilst oblivious to our genocide
That England imposes
With smiles and Red Roses
Where the innocents, so gullibly, reside.


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Re: World Family Names

Post by Cormorant » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:59 am

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.

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