Browsing the internet to find a right name for you baby is common practise. You will soon get onto internet to discover, research and understand the origins of your ‘surname’. Yeah, internet makes everything possible. Surname Database contains a large FREE to access databaseÃ‚Â on the history and origins of family surnames.
Sounds Good, but when I searched for my surname there was no result for that. Well, not a surprise since my surname is pretty un-common.
But, I got BIG SURPISE when I searched for a common surname in India ‘Sharma’. Here is surprising origins of surname ‘Sharma’:
The spelling of this surname would suggest that it is a name of Muslim origins. Now recorded in the spellings of Sharma and Shama, it believed that the meaning is the ‘flame of a candle’…
Sharma, a surname of muslim origins? Man, this can cause big riots. Ã‚Â They seem to have got it confused Sharma with word Shama and all the stuff there is for Shama and not sharma.
With such a result, there were some instant reactions on the site itself, for example:
- 123ande: “I think you are just basing you search on the British origin….indian surnames are far more older than this….”
- Robby Vijan: “This surname is widely known in India for centuries. You should widen your research too.”
Website asserts… “We are a family run web site, that has built up a database of surname origins over the last 20 years.” Probably they need to research bit more!
In case you are a British or American, then please check how relevant information it has for your surname, hope it is relevant!