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Coat of Arms/Surname History

The meaning and origin of the name – The study of names and their origin is called ONOMASTICS. The ancient Indo-European people, who imposed its language and culture on the greater part of Europe and on a large part of Asia, possessed a common name system that has left traces on most of the languages of Europe and Western Asia. Each culture has their own unique traditions of developing surnames, however almost all last names were developed by the influence of government in its effort to clearly identify individual people for a variety of purposes such as taxation or land transfer. 

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