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Re: CHAT: barbarisms (was: CHAT: Being both theologically correct and properly modern)

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 15, 2001, 17:35
On Tue, 15 May 2001, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:

> > Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:02:45 -0500 > > From: Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> > > > > On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:27:29PM -0700, Frank George Valoczy wrote: > > > No, you have it right...originally the name was Va'lo'ci, meaning "from > > > the village of Va'lo'c", then in late 1700s we received a small nobility > > > grant and it became Va'lo'czi (my cousin who lives in Lund sells it like > > > that), then in mid 1800s we received a second small nobility and the > > > selling became as it is now. I think, we were allowed to write our name as > > > von Valocz in Austrian times, but nobody ever did... > > > > Very interesting, but I don't understand what you mean about "receiv[ing] a > > small nobility." Do you mean someone bestowed titles upon your family? How > > does that pertain to the changes in spelling? > > You _obviously_ can't have a noble family with the same name as all > those _commoners_ from that city, now can you? And when the head of > the family (I presume) got an extra dangly some generations down the > line, he _obviously_ had to change his name to distinguish himself > from all the uncles and whatnot who were only in line to the _old_ > boring title. >
Not exactly the nicest way to put it, but more or less true... =) -------ferko Ferenc Gy. Valoczy Free British Columbia! Virtual Votia - Vaddjamaa Internetaza: railways page: 25kV 50Hz: