Caimi-Culatina Line

ABCs & Our Family Trees: Letter G

I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy.  I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.


This is the seventh installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)

Now that the F names have been discussed, next up is the letter G:

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ABCs & Our Family Trees: The Letter C

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I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy.  I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.

This is the third installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)


Now that the B names have been documented (Finally, hallelujah!), next up is the letter C. Thankfully, there are way fewer C surnames in our families, so here goes:

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Famous Faces and Places: Caimi

In genealogical research, some lines prove more difficult to trace. In our ancestral trees, one of these lines has been the Caimi family.

My research has uncovered many historical people and locations that bear the Caimi name. However, I have not yet found the links that might possibly connect us to one or more of these faces or places (if any connections do exist.)

Of course, I will keep trying to scale those genealogical brick walls and find those missing pieces to our families’ history. Until then, I would like to highlight some of these famous Caimi forebearers.

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ABCs & Our Family Trees: The Letter A

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I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy.  I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.

This is the first installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)


Since A is the first letter of the alphabet, let’s start there:

Categories: Caimi-Culatina Line, Cole-Marriner Line, Extended Families, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Surnames from A to Z, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Mariner Men

Two Ships at Anchor

 

My mother’s maternal line is Cole-Marriner. Marriner is an English surname with medieval French origins, deriving from the word mariniera sailor/seaman. However, as seaman and sailor were already popular occupational descriptions prior to the Norman invasion of Britain, it is possible that the French term might have had a more specific meaning. It is speculated that the Marriner surname was given to traveling merchants who purchased goods overseas.

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