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Art/Literary - Genealogy / Genealogy
|French term or phrase: Surpas|
|The last name of a French ancestor of mine was Surpas. Overstep? Any ideas on the origin of the name? Someone once told me it sounded like a name created during the French Revolution.|
There isn't much information about this last name. In this site you can find a map of France, and several dates (on the right). If you choose a period and then move the arrow on the map, it shows exactly how many births were registered in the place you are showing. May be it is interesting for you. I didn't find anything about its etymology
The verb "surpasser" exists since 1530 and comes from sur- and passer, existing since 1340. It means to surpass, to exceed (one's hopes). It is the closer word I see.
The names created during the revolution used to have a relationship with nature ( may be my knowledge is partial), and I don't think it was created in that period.
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|Merci beaucoup, Claudia. I know that these kinds of questions are difficult to deal with. But your information was very helpful. |
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