Janhavi means river Ganga. It was named this after Rishi Jahnu.
Yes, that's right. I got some info regarding that here Wikipedia And my Last Name is related to our native village in Goa.
Joined: Sep 16, 2004
Originally posted by Janhavi Namshikar:
And my Last Name is related to our native village in Goa.
I thought so.
Anyway, just type the name of your village and pin code in Google and you will see that you village is there on Google too.I got my village on Google, it just 3500 people’s world, but it's there on Google.
Paul means "humble" in latin, and Bourdeaux is from the Bordeaux region in France. Bordeaux is loosley translated to "next to the water," indicating the south west port of France.
FYI, my last name is not spelled the same as the city in France because the family members that immigated to Canada, and later to the US, were illiterate... as were many of the immigration personnel of the time (early to mid 1800's). It is rather common to see names changed slightly because of spelling mistakes on immigration records, birth certificates, etc...
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux: Bourdeaux is from the Bordeaux region in France. Bordeaux is loosley translated to "next to the water,"
There is little in the world more alluring than a glass of Bordeaux. Centuries of Cabernet and Merlot blending mastery, combined with a unique terrain and climate give birth to refinement and equilibrium of a highly enticing nature.
Michael (Hebrew) - Who resembles God Frederick (German) - Peaceful ruler (or so the Hanoverians would like you to believe) Ernest (German) - Serious; determined; sincere.
I appear to descend on my father's side from a set of Ernests that populated well in Oklahoma after migrations from Tennessee and, of all things, Virginia in the early 18th century. Coulda knocked me over with a feather.
My mother's side is far murkier genealogically. Ironically it's the only side of the family I know, so I'm having to piece it together without much help. My uncle Mike, the kids and I just got back from Ireland, where we toured around a bit casually looking for my maternal grandmother's roots in Loughrea, County Galway. Records of that family name (Fahey, Fahy, derived from Fatlaigh) appear to have been mucked somewhat from the Cromwellian uprising which booted them off holdings in the area.
I haven't seen very many here at JavaRanch, but lots of people have meaningful last names. Carpenter, Smith (from Blacksmith), Black, White, etc. In Brazil they have more animal last names like horse, rabbit, cat, etc.
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Map is out shopping for a new pair of shoes at the moment, so I'll answer for her. Her original Russian name is "Margarita". At JR, she spells it with English letters that look like Russian letters, resulting in "Mapraputa". The original first name is probably derived from a flower known as "margaritka" in Russian which translates into English as "daisy":
Sania's explanation also sounds plausible, if the Russian "Margarita" is a Russian version of Margaret, which does indeed mean "Pearl" from its Greek origin. Map's last name doesn't mean anything, I am sorry to say. [ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: John Smith ]
Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Originally posted by John Smith:
The original first name is probably derived from a flower known as "margaritka" in Russian which translates into English as "daisy":
Originally posted by Ryan McGuire: Ryan = [Irish] little king or young royalty. Lee = either [Irish] poet or [Old English] glade (area sheltered from storm) McGuire = Son of Guire. Gauire (with an extra 'a') = [Irish] noble/proud
Hmmm... makes me sound a little snooty, doesn't it?
I'll beat you in the snootiness department, at least in the last name.
Joel: [Hebrew] Jehova is the Lord Alan: possibly derived from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock." Or Old German "Precious." McNary: [Celtic] from Mac an rei, Mac meaning "son of"; an meaning "the" and rei meaning "king" (See cognates in French roi and Latin rex)). Family legend has it that the king in question is Brian Boru.
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