- Surname, which refers to an official title or name added to a person’s first name, comes from the Latin combination of sur-, meaning “over or above” and -name. Understanding last name etymology involves tracing the meaning behind the names commonly used by different cultures and nationalities.
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19 hours ago · The Latin terms are derived from the verb from concumbere "to lie with, to lie together, to cohabit," an assimilation of " com ", a prefix meaning "with, together" and " cubare ", meaning "to lie down".  Concubine is a term used widely in historical and academic literature, and which varies considerably depending on the context. 
19 hours ago · According to philologist Ralph Lilley Turner, the Punjabi word " khattrī ", meaning "warrior", derives from Sanskrit " kṣatriya ", whereas the Gujarati word " khātrī ", meaning "a caste of Hindu weavers", derives from Sanskrit " kṣattr̥ ", meaning "carver, distributor".  Many Khatris use this etymology to claim that they are Kshatriyas.
19 hours ago · Franklin Delano Roosevelt ( / ˈdɛlənoʊ /;   / ˈroʊzəˌvɛlt, - vəlt /   ROH-zə-velt, -vəlt; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician and attorney who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. As a member of the ...
19 hours ago · Hoge (ほげ, no literal meaning) has been gaining popularity in the computing world, where it is used much like foo and bar. Nyoro nyoro (literally "~~") is also a popular placeholder name. On forms requiring a first and last name, the name Yamada Tarō (山田 太郎 or やまだ たろう) is often used as a place holder.
1 day ago · A Day to Remember — A former member's ex-girlfriend used the term and the name stuck.  Adiemus — Creator Karl Jenkins invented the word, unaware at the time that it means "We will draw near" in Latin.  Aerosmith — Name invented by the band's drummer Joey Kramer  Aiden — After a character from the 2002 film The Ring.