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Origin of Raz

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Origin of Raz, Meaning of Raz

Origin: The Irish surname Brazil and it's variants are anglicized forms of the Gaelic 'O'Breasail'. The name is of patronymic orgin, derived from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name indicates 'son of Breasail', an ancient Gaelic personal name derived from the Gaelic 'bres' meaning 'stife or brave and strong in conflict'. This was a popular name in early Ireland and is especially common as the name of early kings. The most famous of these is Brassal Belach, and early king of Leinster. It was also popularized through the devotion to saint Bressal whose feast day was in May. Today this surname is predominately found in Co. Waterford and Offaly, but a century ago it was also numerous in the Counties Tipperary, Kelkenny, Limmerick and Kerry. The surname O'Breasil is recorded in Co. Waterford as early as 1308 and it is found as O'Bressyl in Co. Cork in 1285. In 1537 one Brassell occurs among the commoners of Kilkenny and in 1551 Mahowne Brassill, a kern (Irish soldier, lightly armed) was convicted at Clommel of having stolen cattle. In the 'census' of 1659 the name Brassel was recorded as the principal Irish surname in the Co. Waterford barony of upperthird. In 1608 Denis Brazil of Ballyduff was detained
Surnames: Brassel, Brazil, Breasal, Breassell, Breazeale, Bressal
Submitted by: Phil Brazil
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Origin: There are two common interpratations of the origins of Frazier. 1st that it is of Frissean and means 'strawberry bearer or planter' as noted by the 'fraise' or five petaled strawberry plant, the cinque-foil. 2nd is that Frazier is a derivation of 'de Friselle'. It is Norman French and means 'place of ash trees'. The de Friselle's came to Briton in 1066.
Surnames: Fraisior, Fraser-Fraisior-Frasure-Fraysure, Fraser, Frasure, Fraysure, Frazier
Submitted by: Randy Frazier
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Origin: The surname 'Brazier' is originally French meaning 'born of fire.' The family supposably was one who serviced items made of brass. The origins of the family trace back to Broussard, Louisiana from where my great-grandmother Ms. Katherine (Washington)Darby had my Grandmother Pauline. She then married my grandfather Bennie Brazier. The majority of the family live in Beaumont, Texas.
Surnames: Brazier
Submitted by: Lucia Brazier
Origin of Raz, Meaning of Raz

Origin: Of French derivation. A mnomic for a maker of such things.
Surnames: Razor, Racer, Rasor, Raisor
Submitted by: Connie Anderson
Origin of Raz, Meaning of Raz

Origin: My Great Great Grandfather was William Frazer he was the Mayor of Garvette Arkansas in Benton County in the late 1900s to 1920's i want to find out more about him my Grandfather was his illagit, child of my G G Grandma Talitha Agard of the same City county
Surnames: Frazer
Submitted by: Kellie
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Origin: Get a copy of the 'Odes of Horace' to understand more about his poetry and about the life of Horace, or Orazio or try to research it on the internet.
Surnames: D'Orazio
Submitted by: Joel D'Orazio
Origin of Raz, Meaning of Raz

Origin: living in israel, looking for roots. my parents came from bulgaria
Surnames: graziani
Submitted by: shlomo
Origin of Raz, Meaning of Raz

Origin: The last name Ferrazzi comes from an occupational name, the ironsmith or, in general, the ironworker (from a variation of the word ferro, meaning iron)
Surnames: Ferrazzi
Submitted by: Stefano

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