Thorne is a surname of English origin, originally referring to a thorn bush. Thorne is the 1,721st most common surname name in the United States. Thorne family's origins date back to the period prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066, to the county of Somerset. Thorne is an English name, now found mostly in the area of Dorset and Devon, bordering counties located on the southwestern coast of England. The knighthood was bestowed on William Thorne by King Richard the Lion Hearted for heroism during the 3rd crusade approximately 1199. The Thorne motto "Vincere vel Mori" translates to "Conquer or die".
Thorne may refer to:
The surname Thom is of Scottish origin, from the city of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Angus, and is a sept of the Clan MacThomas.
Moran is a modern Irish surname and derived from membership of a medieval dynastic sept. The name means a descendant of Mórán. “Mor” in Gaelic translates as big or great and “an” as the prefix the. Morans were a respected sept of the Uí Fiachrach dynasty in the western counties of Mayo and Sligo. In Ireland, where the name descended from the Gaelic, it is generally pronounced MORR-ən anglicised approximate of the Irish pronunciation.
Nick is a masculine given name. It is also often encountered as a short form (hypocorism) of the given names Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolas or Nikola. It may refer to:
Wong is the Jyutping, Yale and Hong Kong romanization of the Chinese surnames Huang and Wang, two ubiquitous Chinese surnames; Wang, another common Chinese surname; and a host of other rare Chinese surnames, including Heng, Hong, Hong, and Hong
Hardy is an English and a French surname of Old French origin. Hardy comes from Old French hardi > French hardi meaning "bold, courageous" which comes from Old Frankish hardjan meaning "to make hard". The final -y is also typical of the French proper names. The name could also be an Anglicized form of the Irish name Mac Giolla Deacair meaning "son of the hard lad". Notable persons with that surname include:
Nolan is both a surname and a given name, of Irish origin from Ó Nualláin. Notable people with the name include:
Parker is a surname of English origin, derived from Old French with the meaning "keeper of the park". "Parker" was also a nickname given to gamekeepers in medieval England. It is the 48th-most common surname in England. Within the United States, it is ranked as the 47th-most common surname.
Courtney is a name of Old French origin, introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It has two quite distinct interpretations: firstly, the surname may be locational, from places called Courtenay in the regions of Loiret and Gâtinais. The House of Courtenay was a significant French family with close association with both the French, and thereby, English royal lines; in England the Courtenays were Earls of Devon.
Acker comes from German or Old English, meaning "ploughed field"; it is related to or an alternate spelling of the word acre. Therefore, Ackermann means "ploughman". Ackerman is also a common Ashkenazi Jewish surname of Yiddish origin with the same meaning. The Ashkenazi surname Ackerman sometimes refers to the town of Akkerman in Bessarbia, south-west of Odessa. "Egger" is a German variation of Acker.
Banks is a surname. Notable people and fictional characters with the surname include:
Harper is a surname that is also commonly used as a given name in the United States.
The surname Burns has several origins. In some cases it derived from the Middle English or Scots burn, and originated as a topographic name for an individual who lived by a stream. In other cases the surname is a variant form of the surname Burnhouse, which originated as habitational name, derived from a place name made up of the word elements burn and house. In other cases the surname Burns originated as a nickname meaning "burn house". In other cases, the surname Burns is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Ó Broin, which means "descendant of Bran". In some cases the surname Burns is an Americanized form of the Jewish surname Bernstein, which is derived from the German bernstein ("amber").
West is a surname shared by several notable people:
Barr is a surname, and may refer to:
Shane is mainly a masculine given name. It is an Anglicized version of the Irish name Seaghán/Seán, which itself is cognate to the name John. Shane comes from the way the name Seán is pronounced in the Ulster dialect of the Irish language, as opposed to Shaun or Shawn.
Casey is a common variation of the Irish Gaelic Cathasaigh/Cathaiseach, meaning vigilant or watchful. At least six different septs used this name, primarily in the Counties of Cork and Dublin.
Donnelly is an Irish surname. It is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Ó Donnghaile", "Ó" meaning male descendant of, and Donnghaile, a personal name composed of the elements "donn" (brown), plus "gal" (valour). The name O’Donnelly is derived from the descendants of Donnghaile (Donnghal) who was the great grandson of Domhnall, King of Aileach. Early ancestors of this surname were a part of Cenél nEoghain and the Uí Néill as descendants from the line of Eógan mac Néill one of the seven sons of Niall Noígíallach.
Rowan is an Irish given name and surname. Variants of the name include Roan, Ruadhán, and Ruadh. The name comes from the Irish surname Ó Ruadháin. It is also an Arabic feminine name referring to a river in Paradise.
Leigh is both an English surname and a unisex given name meaning "meadow" and "delicate."
Tracy is originally a British personal name, that refers to the family de Tracy or de Trasci from Tracy-Bocage in Normandy, France. There are several places called Tracy in Northern France and are themselves a combination of the Gaulish male's name Draccios, or Latin Thracius, and the well-identified Celtic suffix -āko.
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