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... =)
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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