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My maiden name is "Chase," so here's that info.  Please post yours.  I look forward to reading them.

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Chase Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or rather a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare). Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa ‘hut’, ‘cottage’, ‘cabin’.

My mother's family (both sides) were from Czechoslovakia with the last name of "Strbak" (Starbuck or Sterbuck in English).  No meaning of the name was found, just statistics.  They were from a town at the Czech Northern border named, "Strba."  Wonder if there's a connection.

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Discover the meaning and history behind your last name https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts?o_xid=67028&o_lid=67028&o_sch=Content+Marketing   My maiden name is "Chase," so here'

Larimer Name Meaning English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker and seller of spurs, bits, and other small metal attachments to harness and tackle. Compare Lorimer.   perfec

Ok, it's all good fun. Smith, such a common name! Here goes... Interesting, I'd always assumed it was something to do with Blacksmiths, which is the medieval term for metal workers. Join m

 

Larimer Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker and seller of spurs, bits, and other small metal attachments to harness and tackle. Compare Lorimer.
 
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On 7/17/2017 at 5:35 PM, Walkabout said:

 

Larimer Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker and seller of spurs, bits, and other small metal attachments to harness and tackle. Compare Lorimer.
 
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Yes Walkabout, it is perfect for you since you had a horse ranch.  Thanks for posting.

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I thought of posting here, having researched some of my family history, but decided otherwise. Because it's personal, and I don't want it automatically visible on the Twitter feed.

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This really isn't about family history Libby, it's just the meaning of your name.  Please at least post the meaning of "Libby."  :52:

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too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

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Ok, it's all good fun. Smith, such a common name! Here goes...

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Smith Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smitan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).
 
 

Interesting, I'd always assumed it was something to do with Blacksmiths, which is the medieval term for metal workers.

Join me down at the river for a blood letting ceremony and I'll tell you more.... :ouro:

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I don't know about any blacksmiths or metal workers in the family, but on my father's side of the family and according to word of mouth, apparently a few generations back (great, great, great grandfather or so), a young lad ran away from school in South Africa after being beaten by his teacher for spilling some ink. He stowed away on a sailing ship and when eventually he was discovered out at sea, they took a liking to him and he became the captain's cabin boy. The story goes that he grew up on the ship and became an apprentice ship's carpenter and learnt his trade. Years later, he came to England and met a nurse, got married and stayed here. Somehow the family came to live in Birmingham.

My grandad who is 97, moved from Birmingham to North Wales when my dad and his brother were boys. He was a steam train driver, which was apparently a high paid job back then. He just came home from work one night and told his wife and kids they were all moving to North Wales, and he took a demotion to work on the rail tracks, which apparently was unheard of. One son became a joiner (aka carpenter), the other a long distance lorry (truck) driver. Now both have grand-children. No sign of any metal workers though, as far as I know.

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