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Thurston ( // ) is an English-language surname. The name has several origins. In some cases it can have originated from the Old Norse personal name Þórsteinn. This name is derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr ("Thor", the Scandinavian thunder god) and steinn ("stone", "rock"). In other cases the name can have originated from the name of Thurston, located in Suffolk, England. This place name is derived from the Old Norse personal name Þóri and the Old English element tūn ("enclosure", "settlement").
John Taylor, Johnny Taylor or similar may refer to:
Lorrin Andrews Thurston was an American lawyer, politician, and businessman born and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. The grandson of two of the first Christian missionaries to Hawaii, Thurston played a prominent role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom that replaced Queen Liliʻuokalani with the Republic of Hawaii, dominated by American interests. He published the Pacific Commercial Advertiser, and owned other enterprises. From 1906 to 1916 he and friends lobbied with national politicians to create a National Park to preserve the Hawaiian Volcanoes.
Holmes is an English-language surname with several origins.
Orr is a surname common throughout the English-speaking world, but especially in Scotland, Ulster, the United States, Canada, and northern England. The name is considered to have numerous origins: such as being derived from an Old Norse byname; a Gaelic nickname; and an Old English topographical name, or similar place-name.
Bailey is an occupational surname of English or possibly Norman origin.
Roy is a masculine given name and a family surname with varied origin. In Anglo-Norman England, the name derived from the Norman roy, meaning "king", while its Old French cognate, rey or roy, likewise gave rise to Roy as a variant in the Francophone world. In India, Roy is a variant of the surname Rai, likewise meaning "king". It also arose independently in Scotland, an anglicisation from the Scottish Gaelic nickname ruadh, meaning "red".
Gill may be a surname or given name, derived from a number of unrelated sources:
Asa is a given name in several parts of the world. In English, the usual pronunciation is or.
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.
Corbett is an English-language surname. It is derived from the Anglo-Norman French, Middle English, and Old French corbet, which is a diminutive of corb, meaning "raven". The surname probably originated from a nickname referring to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion like a raven's. The surname was brought to England from Normandy, and spread to Scotland in the 12th century, and into northern Ireland in the 17th century. Early instances of the name are Corbet in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book in 1086; Corbet in Shropshire, recorded in the Assize Rolls of Worcestershire in 1158; and le Corbet in Oxfordshire, recorded in the Eynsham Cartulary in 1323. Variations of the surname include: Corbet, and Corbitt. Corbett is sometimes an Anglicised form of the Irish surnames Ó Corbáin and Ó Coirbín, which mean "descendant of Corbán" and "descendant of Coirbín", respectively.
Howell is a surname originating from Wales. It is not a particularly common name among those of Welsh ancestry, as it is an Anglicized form of the Welsh name Hywel. It originates in a dynasty of kings in Wales and Brittany in the 9th and 10th century, and three Welsh royal houses of that time onwards. The Tudor Royal house of England was also descended from them. See also: Powell (surname), and Welsh surnames.
The name Williamson was first used by the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Strathclyde Britons. It is derived from the Norman personal name William. The name literally was derived from the patronymic expression son of William.
Gilbert is a surname of Germanic origin. The English-language surname is derived from Giselbert, a mediaeval personal name composed of the following Germanic elements: gisil and berht. This personal name was very popular in England during the Middle Ages. The surname is sometimes an Americanized form of numerous like-sounding Jewish surnames.
The surname Dove has several origins. In some cases the surname is derived from the Middle English dove ("dove"), which is in turn derived from the Old English dūfe ("dove"), or possibly sometimes the Old Norse dúfa ("dove"). In this way, this surname originated as a nickname for a gentle person, or an occupational name for a person who worked with doves. In some cases, the surname Dove originated from the fact that the Middle English word was also used as a masculine and feminine personal name.
Chapman is an English surname derived from the Old English occupational name céapmann “marketman, monger, merchant”, from the verb céapan, cypan “to buy or sell” and the noun form ceap "barter, business; a purchase." Alternate spellings include Caepmon, Cepeman, Chepmon, Cypman(n), and Shapman.
Mitchell or Mitchel is an English and Scottish surname with two etymological origins. In some cases the name is derived from the Middle English and Old French name Michel, a vernacular form of the name Michael. The personal name Michael is ultimately derived from a Hebrew name, meaning "Who is like God". In other cases the surname Mitchell is derived from the Middle English words michel, mechel, and muchel, meaning "big". In some cases, the surname Mitchell was adopted as an equivalent of Mulvihill; this English-language surname is derived from the Irish-language Ó Maoil Mhichíl, meaning "descendant of the devotee of St. Michael".
Asa Thurston was a Protestant missionary from the United States who was part of the first company of American Christian missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands with his wife Lucy Goodale Thurston.
Mayor is an English and Spanish-language surname with several etymological origins. The English-language name is sometimes a variant spelling of Mayer, and thus derived from the Middle English and Old French mair, maire ; this surname originated from the title of a mayor. The surname Mayor can also be derived from a nickname, derived from the Spanish mayor, meaning "older", borne by the elder of two individuals with the same name. Another origin of the surname is from an occupational name, derived from the Spanish major, meaning "governor", "chief". The surname can also be a Catalan variant of the surname Major, derived from major, meaning "greater", used to denote an elder son of a particular family or an important person. The surname Mayor can also be derived from the Yiddish personal name Meyer, which is derived from the Hebrew language Meir, which in turn means "enlightener".
Bain or Bains is an English, French, Punjabi (Jat), Bengali, and Scottish surname. It may also be a variant form of a German surname.
Piper is a surname of German, English, French and Scandinavian origin, derived from the Old English "pipere" and the Old Norse "pipari", meaning "flute" or "fluteplayer", originating from long pepper in Indo-Aryan languages. People with the surname include:
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