Travel in the Algerian civil status, the origins of surnames

Travel in the Algerian civil status, the origins of surnames

Postby Yacine » Mon May 02, 2016 3:58 am

Roman ruins and wear phonetic

Many family names have a Latin brand unequivocal dating from Roman times. They recognize the final "us" pronounced and written ouche. Maouch drift Marius. The fall of the middle vowel "r" and the suffix ouch are a Berber rehabilitation scheme. This is the same rule that will transform "Cassius" or "Caius" in Chaouche.

This ancient Latin practice that end a name with a final "ouch" is still alive.
This is the example of Mouhouch Saïtoche ... We find today Titus preserved in its most Latin form with a phonetic which kept the focus from ancient times Titous. In regions is the "t" has mellowed in "d". Mathieu Mathias (father of Kahina) become Maâti. As for Saint Paul (Paulus) apostle of Jesus, his name is perpetuated in Ballouche and Belhouche. Aurelius becomes Allouch and Ouenjelli is a slight drift Evangelii other words, the man who taught the Holy Scriptures.

Regarding Guechtouli, it is Augustine. Memmius is an equally classic name from the Roman period and survives in its present form Mammech. Hammadouch, so common in Bejaia and its region just Amadeus (beloved of God) amadéouch pronounced in Latin. Claudius becomes Gaddouch. Jerôme remains in Guerroum and Kherroum and Gregory Byzantine times is found after 2000 years and Guergour Benguergoura. Driouche drift Andréouch (Andreus).

Some surnames operate changes, "wear" to lose the original meaning. This is the case of Abdiche which is a compound name. We must split the two sides to explore ave deouch ie "hi God" gradually supplanting the respectful Ave Caesar who was the "hello" to the classical period before the advent of Christ in Africa. This rebellion at Caesar's authority could lead to the death penalty.

Arabization of a Latin or Berber name is often done in order to give meaning and make it understandable surname. We will cite the example of the name derived from Messelmoun Oued wadi Ousselmoun taking its name from a bark sought by Phoenician merchants to dye hair and wool. By adding an "m" prefix, the place name takes an identifiable sense. Carthaginian deities have also left traces of monuments in family names: Amon and Baal are found in Hammou, Hammami, Baali, Bellil. This Punic era, it inherits Kert and Kirat, meaning the city. Also, will we find Benkirat and Boukirat to name the city. Which has no link with El Kirat Arabic equivalent to Greek carat jewelers known as a unit of weight and measure.
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