Voting Question: Do people from Catalonia have Spanish names?

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  • Voting Question: Do people from Catalonia have Spanish names?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 14:31
Surnames are just like first names they were a choice when taken and you will not find where a person is from by a surname in isolation, they are from language heard, spoken or which influenced and even though your x3 great grandmother had that surname it was possibly taken 700 years before she was born by an ancestor ( of yours and hers)....... so anywhere in the world where Spanish is heard, spoken or influenced could be where the origin of the person who took that name lived and that could be one of many countries in the world, not just Spain......... You are searching for the written records of a person ( not a word) and as you follow those written records back each generation you will then discover where those people lived........ not everything is online certainly very few real records are online............
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 01:36
Catalonia is in Spain, so by definition Catalonian names are Spanish. This doesn't help you. The name is a common one , loosely translating as "of the Lord." From the same root word as the word dominion comes from.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 16:10
> because they have weird French sounding names don't they? No. > Someone help me out please? Without a first name and DOB we can't. > Do people from Catalonia have Spanish names? Most do.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 00:02
I think that you're Mexican.
Answer #5 | 22/12 2013 11:19
The Mayan (you might want to spell it correctly) culture ceased to exist with the Spanish conquest in the 16th Century - about 400 years ago.
Answer #6 | 21/12 2013 19:28
You are a Mexican; whether or not you have any Indian ancestry cannot be determined by where you or your parents were born or by a Spanish name. You need to do the research, starting with your birth certificate, then the birth/marriage/death certificates of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on until you find Indian ancestors or have traced your ancestry to the Old World. You can try, alternatively, a DNA test which would reveal where in the world your ancestors are from.
Answer #7 | 21/12 2013 16:12
Maybe. There are 100 - 200 native tribes in Mexico. Research will tell you. We can't, not from a name.

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