Family History. For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors.
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Green: Greene: Irish form: translation of Gaelic Ã“ hUainÃn 'descendant of UainÃn' (see Honan) Honan: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ã“ hEoghanÃ¡in 'descendant of EoghanÃ¡n', a pet form of the personal name EÃ³gan, meaning 'born of the yew'. In the ancient Celtic world, the yew tree (*eburos) had extraordinary importance; had a real link with the land, the people, the ancestors, long life and the ancient religion and making of the long bow
Dillon: English and French: from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dil 'destroy'), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.
Dubois Name Meaning. French and English (Norman and Huguenot): topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from the fused preposition and definite article du 'from the' + French bois 'wood' (see Bois). In both England and America the name has been translated as Wood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrétien_DuBois
Chrétien du Bois (1597-1655) was a French official in the Comté of Coupigny. He was the father of three Protestant French-speaking immigrants to colonial New York. One of these, Louis Dubois, was among the founders of New Paltz, New York, in the late 1600s. Chretien du Bois was the son of Antoine du Bois and Anne ...
Gleason: Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ã“ GlasÃ¡in, from a diminutive of glas 'green', 'blue', 'gray'.
Hurcomb: is a locational surname deriving from a now 'lost' place thought to have been situated in Devonshire, near the border with Somerset. An estimated seven to ten thousand villages and hamlets are known to have disappeared since the 14th Century in Great Britain, mostly due to the enforced 'clearing' of large areas to create sheep pastures during the boom in the wool trade of the 14th and 15th Centuries. The name 'Hurcombe' means 'the valley of the Herdsmen', derived from the Old English pre 7th Century 'hierda', herdsmen, and 'cumb', a coomb, deep hollow or valley. 'Cumb' is very common in the south-west of England placenames, and 'hierde' appears in the Somerset placenames 'Hurcot' and 'Hurcott'.
Surname origin and facts for Halvorsen: Danish and Norwegian form of Halvorson: Scandinavian (mostly Norwegian): patronymic from the personal name Halvor, Old Norse HallvarÃ°r, composed of the elements hallr 'rock' + varÃ°r 'guardian', 'defender'.