Does your family name mean something? Where does it find its origins?

My name Decamps is French.Exactly from Occitania, an ancient region from the south of France.

My family comes from the French side of the Pyrenees, in a small rural area between Toulouse and Andorra.

There, our elders are still speaking Occitan, and some words are still part of my generation’s vocabulary.

Decamps you could translate “De los Campos” into Spanish.

It means “of the fields”.

It does not mean much other than that we were the people who lived/worked at the fields.


And indeed, my family is still working the country.Not professional, but just enough to feed the family. Celine of the fields.

My surname, Dijksman (Hurt is the name of my wife), is probably chosen as literally residing on the dike.

It is a special form, because it does not occur very much.

And as far as I have been able to invent, ALL the Dijksmannen are family of each other, coming from that one voice of men who lived on the dike, in Hillegersberg, Rotterdam.From there they are scattered all over the Netherlands.

That is very nice to have recovered.The oldest Dijksman of which I have been able to find the birth note is from 1658, a brother of my direct ancestor Pieter Dijksman, who unfortunately was born in a year that the birth notes of Hillegersberg disappeared.

But we have two generations before that a Lenert Dijksman, who was born for 1616.Although we have not been able to find birth OR marriage, there are other pieces where his name appears.

I’ve been devouring genealogy a few years ago and still do it.It’s great now because very much can be online. Delicious for a sick!!

My family name Sie, the Dutch spelling of the dialectic Fujian (the Province in South ~ East China where my family came from 6 generations back) pronunciation of the name, in Mandarin Chinese something like Shi (the I a soft e as in the).Here is a sound link to the pronunciation in Mandarin Chinese in

As far as I know this character is used both as a family name and also as verb (execute), do not think that one connected a meaning with the name.

I know only a month or two.

By looking up the origin of someone else’s family name then still. If you have my surname, you don’t have to look too far to know that you are a true fransoos.
Fate led me to the, at that time completed, work piece of a distant relative.I knew him only as a customer, knowing he was working on it, but had previously expected a winter pedigree than the easy-to-read work he had put on the Internet.

This begged to be read.

First observation: I did not descend from French at all, but from Spanish-Basque mercenaries, named the Fuentes (rather Spanish for a Bask).In the 15th century the family moved to the French Basque Country and the name became ‘ de Fontanas ‘.

Then a lot is missing and they will be diving in Picardy, a French region bordering Wallonia.Meanwhile, the Spaniards occupy the southern provinces of the lowlands. It is suspected that the main assignment of one or two generations was to keep the ‘ corridor ‘ open between Spain and the Spanish Netherlands. In the middle of it was Burgundy (if you ever wonder why Belgians are called ‘ Burgundians ‘, then you know it now).
In Picardy The name became French to ‘ De Fontaine ‘ and one Paul-Bernard de Fontaine was promoted to Mayor of Bruges for proven services.

Whether and what role the mayor played in the horrific genocide and fleeing to the safer north of about half of the Belgian, French-Flemish, Walloon Protestants and Huguenots, I do not know.The result was that many arrived in Holland and the, then poorer, Hollanders and the much more thinly populated north both did grow in number and gave the necessary financial injections to accommodate the golden age.

The later Belgium came out of it and the fall of Antwerp ushered in the final rupment of what Belgium and the Netherlands would become.

Mayor de Fontaine continued to control Bruges until his death at 94 years of age and seems to have been a beloved figure.

In Bruges He let ‘ God’s Houses ‘ build for retired soldiers.They are still there until today.

I jump forward again in time.A direct ancestor, with the brand new name Delafontaine, learned to know a young lady from Sluis, daughter of a teacher, who had taken the task to write the first explanatory Dutch dictionary. Mr. Delafontaine married Miss Van Dale and together they founded a family that could not be more Belgian.

This is what I know;

In the time of Napoleon people had to figure out surnames, and my over over over over over over over over grandparents worked apparently with Reed!

Apart from that, of course many people worked with reeds.From roofs to windmills. It was one thing. It would now be something like ‘ from phone ‘ ‘ from computer ‘

Dustja.For the rest, I only know that there is a village somewhere in the Netherlands where only people are called Reed. But that may also be a faint joke from me pa as I just read that also 1,200 people of Reed are called in Mulderen in Belgium.

In terms of name, I know where it comes from.In Greece, you had a singer and minister named Melina. Well, parents love Greece.. Bam. Daughter is called Melina. I still find it very special that they have not called me brother Alexandros or Andreas.

Hopefully, this has somehow helped.And if anyone has more info about me Overover Grandparents then that is always welcome.

Yes.The story goes that, when my forefathers moved to Nieuw Amsterdam in 1621 our name was Van der Voort. During the American Revolution, the revolutionaries took the name Americanized to ‘ Vandivere, ‘ and the Tories held ‘ van der Voort ‘.

As far as I know I am the first to come back-my wife and I are the only two ofdiveres in the Netherlands (I think).

The name Den Braber is a surname of Zeeland.The nice thing about this is that my family is not originally from there. It is a name that gave Zeeuwen to a number of families who came to Zeeland from Brabant. We were called Brabanders, which in the course of time is stunned to Brabers.

Before my ancestry moved to Zeeland, the surname was ‘ the pious ‘.What I find interesting is that a nickname can be the official surname in the long term.

Yeah sure

My ancestors from my father’s side come from the 15th-century Persian dynasty called the Safavid dynasty. Safavid dynasty-Wikipedia

Men and women dance while drinking wine at the palace of Isfahan City.

According to my research, my great-grandfather kept the data of my ancestors, this makes Shah Ismail my enchanted grand grandfather.

With Greetings,

My surname comes from someone who was called ‘ the curve ‘, someone with a curved back.

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