Can you please tell me the orgin of these last names?

Ritchie,Haley,Hines, and Frick

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  • Tina
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    9 years ago
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    Ritchie Surname History

    Recorded as MacRitchie, McRitchie, Riche, Richie, and Ritchie, this surname is of early medieval English and Scottish origin. It is a diminutive of Richard, the popular Germanic personal name composed of the elements "ric", meaning power, and "hard", brave or strong. An 8th Century English kinglet of this name died at Lucca, in Italy, on his way to Rome, and is there still venerated as St. Ricardo, but it was as "Ricard" that the name was spread by amongst the Normans, and brought by them to England and Scotland after 1066. The surname as (Mac) Ritchie is mainly found in the Highlands, and more usually without "Mac" in Southern Scotland and the English border counties. Early examples include Duncan Richie, a kings messenger in Perth in 1505, John Riche who witnessed an instrument of sasine in Brechin in the same year, and Robert McRichie also known as Makryche, of Glenshee in 1571, whilst Duncan Riche was the king's sheriff of Inverness in 1512. This was dated 1350, in "Medieval Records of Inverness", Scotland, during the reign of King David 11 of Scotland, 1329 - 1371.

    Haley Surname History

    This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is locational from any of the various places named with the Olde English pre 7th Century elements "heg", hay, and "leah", wood, clearing; hence, "hay clearing". These places include: Hailey in Oxfordshire, recorded as "Hayle, Hyle" in the 1279 Hundred Rolls, and as "Haylle" in the Feudal Aids Rolls of 1316; and Hayley, a minor, unrecorded, or now "lost" place believed to have been in Yorkshire. The surname could also be topographical, and descriptive of "a dweller at the hay clearing". from the same elements as before. The surname was first recorded in the mid 13th Century (see below), and one Thomas Haley was recorded in the "Inquisitiones post mortem", for Northumberland, dated 1420 - 1421. Today the surname is chiefly found in West Yorkshire; the marriage was recorded there of Thomas Haley and Marie Threapland on February 14th 1638, at Bingley. One of the early settlers to the New American Colonies was Dennis Haley, recorded in Barbados in May 1679. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Hayleg', which was dated 1251 - 1252, in the "Feet of Fines of Warwickshire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272.

    Hines Surname History

    Recorded as Hine, Hyne, Hines and Hynes, this is an English or Irish surname. It has two distinct possible origins, each with its own history and derivation. Firstly, it may be of Anglo-Saxon origin, and an occupational name for a servant in a great household.The derivation is from the Middle English word "hine", meaning a lad or servant and originally a collective term for a body of servants, from the Olde English pre 7th century word "hiwan", meaning a household. Early examples from this source include William le Hyne of Oxfordshire, in the year 1240, and Robert le Hine of Suffolk, in 1273. The second possible origin is Irish and a form of the pre 10th century Old Gaelic surname O' hEidhin. This was a leading clan of County Galway, and descended from the first chief known as "Guaire the Hospitable", king of Connaught. The clany held the lordship of Aidhne, with Mulroy O'Heyne, who was father-in-law of Brian Boru, being the first to be styled lord of Aidhne in about the year 1010. Early examples of chrch recordings in England include William Hines who was christened at Lavenham, Suffolk,on April 4th 1611, whilst on May 5th 1846, Charles Hines, aged 22, was an Irish famine emigrant. He embarked from Belfast on the ship "Jane" bound for New York, and it is estimated that at least sixteen others of the name followed him in the same year.

    Frick Surname History

    This is an Olde French occupational name deriving from the Olde French "fevere" or "fevre" meaning a "smith". In England, the name is first recorded in the early half of the 13th century. One Abraham le Fevre appears in the 1248 Fine Court Rolls of Essex. Several Huguenot families bore this name. Jacques Le Fevre, a native of Etaples in Picardy (Northern France), became a distinguished professor of the University of Paris. In 1523, he translated the four Gospels into French. A French physician, Nicasius Le Fevre, from Anjou (North West France), was appointed chemist to Charles II (1660-1685), with a fee of 150 a year. In the modern idiom the name has ten spelling variations including Feaver(s), Fever(s), Lefe(a)ver, Le Fevre etc. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger le Fevere which was dated 1243, in the "Assize Court Rolls of Somerset" during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman" 1216 – 1272.

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  • 9 years ago

    Hines Name Meaning and History

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEidhin ‘descendant of Eidhin’, a personal name or byname of uncertain origin. It may be a derivative of eidhean ‘ivy’, or it may represent an altered form of the place name Aidhne. The principal family of this name is descended from Guaire of Aidhne, King of Connacht. From the 7th century for over a thousand years they were chiefs of a territory in County Galway.

    English: patronymic from Hine.

    Americanized spelling of German Heins or Heinz.

    Frick Name Meaning and History

    from a short form of any of the Low German forms of Friedrich.

    habitational name from a place so named in the Swiss canton of Aargau.

    Haley Name Meaning and History

    English (chiefly West Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

    Ritchie Name Meaning and History

    Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Rich, a short form of Richard.

    Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

    If you are trying to figure out where your family came from, you will have to do the research.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Greenaway I am not sure of, English I think, possibly Jewish English. Colon is a Latin word but it sounds Irish. DiScala. Originally Italian. again a Latin root. Russ could be British or English. It means red coloured. MacArthur= son of Arthur, and is about as Scottish as you can get. Cunninham is Scottish Yates is , I think, Irish. but it could be from any part of England. If English it arrived with William Duke of Normandy in 1066. --------------- If it is important there are sites related to Heraldry that will list these names and their Arms, history, livery and/or their Tartan if they have one.

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