SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ANTHROPONYMS IN THE OLT COUNTRY

  • Boamfa, I.
Abstract:
To analyse the scientific significance of anthroponyms of the Olt Country, we have proceeded to inventory and processing anthroponyms provided by collections of inscriptions, documents, different statistical and tax records (land records, tax assessments), yearbooks, electoral lists and others, covering a historical period of 2000 years (ie, the second and third centuries, when the current territory of the Olt Country was part of the Roman province of Dacia, and since XII century until today). After the integration and processing of data, we calculated summary indicators (total weight of each name, reported to the number of centuries for which information resulting the average weight of each patronymic, according to the sorting information anthroponyms). The relevant anthroponyms of the Olt Country are the top 157 (out of a total of 5025), which totalise a weighted average of almost two-thirds (65.5%) of all bearers of these family names throughout the analysed period. Of these, the oldest is the name derived from the terms of Thracian-Dacian origin (here can highlight it Bucur), followed by the family names of Latin origin (Tata / Tatu, Negru, Lung, ?erb, Mic, Urs, Barbat Jude). The influence of established groups in the area during the migrations period (III-XIII centuries) is present by the names of ancient Germanic origin (Gothic) – Aldea, with a Cumanian origin (Basarab) and especially with Slavic origin (Mailat, Stan, Stoia, Radu, Vlad, Valc, Drag, Neagu, Oprea, Dobru). A consistent segment is represented by the religious anthroponyms, most of which with an oriental origin, received from the Church of Constantinople in the early centuries of the Christian era: Nicolae, Ioan, Constantin, Gheorghie, Vasilie, Mihail, Iacov, Moise, Alexandru, Petru, Cristofor, Anton, Manuel, Roman, Teodor, Lazar, Dimitrie, ?tefan, Solomon, Floru, Cornilie, Gavriil, Barbura, Marcu, Matei, Andrei, many with very old Romanian forms, resulted from Latin: Sannicoara / Nicoara / Nicarus – old form for Nicolae, Sanziane / Ziane – old form for Ioan, Sangeorz / Sangeorgiu / Jurj / Giurgi – for Gheorghie, Sanvasii – for Vasile, Sampetru / Sumchetru – for Petru, Santoader – for Teodor, Samedru / Sumedru – for Dimitrie, Indrea / Undrea – for Andrei, etc
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
most frequently anthroponyms; the Olt Country; Thracian-Dacian origin; Latin origin; religious anthroponyms
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
565-572
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S10.073
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