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French term or phrase:Surpas
English translation:family name
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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02:17 Jan 15, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
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.
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 15:01
Surpas
Explanation:
Hi Kim
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

http://www.club-internet.fr/nomprenom/origine.phtml?type=2

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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Claudia Iglesias
Chile
Local time: 18:01
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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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Surpas


Explanation:
Hi Kim
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

http://www.club-internet.fr/nomprenom/origine.phtml?type=2

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.


    Reference: http://www.club-internet.fr/nomprenom/origine.phtml?type=2
Claudia Iglesias
Chile
Local time: 18:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
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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