Folk


Folk
This interesting and unusual name derives in the first instance from an Old German personal name, 'Fulco' or 'Folco', translating as 'people', and found as a given name in itself or as a short form of various Germanic names with the first element 'folk'. This was in existence in England before the Norman Conquest, and was re-introduced and spread by the Normans after 1066 in the Old French forms 'Fulco' and 'Foughes'. The personal name is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Folco' and 'Fulco', and the development included: Fuke (1166), Fulk (1177), Fouke (125) and Folkes (1279). The modern surname from this source has at least twenty-five variant forms, ranging from Folk, Folke(s), Foulk(e)s, Fulk and Fulk(e)s to Fewkes, Foakes, Fooks, Foukx, Fowke(s) and Fuke, while the typical southern counties forms, replacing 'f' with 'v', are Voak, Vokes, Volk(e) and Volk(e)s. The marriage of Henry Foulkes and Agnes Hall was recorded at St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, in London, on January 20th 1594. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Peter Fulch, which was dated 1198, in the Feet of Fines for Somersetshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as 'The Lionheart', 1189-1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Folk — (Folkmusik, [foʊk] (engl.: folk „Volks “; gemeint ist die Volkskultur, hier Musik) ist insbesondere in Nordamerika und Europa ein Genre der populären Musik. Melodien und Texte traditioneller, volkstümlicher Musik werden neu arrangiert oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • folk — [ fɔlk ] n. m. et adj. • v. 1960; angl. folk song « chanson populaire traditionnelle » ♦ Anglic. Musique traditionnelle populaire modernisée. Chanteur de folk. ⇒ country. Adj. Des groupes folks. N. et adj. FOLKEUX, EUSE , 1980 . ● folk nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • folk — folk; folk·ish; folk·lor·ic; folk·lor·ish; folk·lor·ism; folk·lor·ist; folk·moot; kin·folk; mer·folk; folk·lor·is·tics; folk·ie; nor·folk; suf·folk; folk·ish·ness; folk·lor·is·tic; folk·mote; …   English syllables

  • folk — as an ordinary word for people in general is tending to fall out of use in BrE, except in northern parts of the country and occasionally elsewhere to denote a greater degree of affection than the word people does: • Even folk who know little… …   Modern English usage

  • folk — fȍlk [b] (II)[/b] m DEFINICIJA glazb. vrsta pop glazbe nadahnute narodnom muzikom SINTAGMA folk glazba glazba koja oponaša narodni stil, koja je u znaku narodnjačke umjetnosti; narodna glazba; folk music (izg. folk mjùzik) = folk glazba; folk… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • folk — s.n., adj. invar. 1. Stil în muzica uşoară contemporană care utilizează motive din muzica populară. 2. adj. invar. Care aparţine folkului (1). – Din engl. folk. Trimis de zaraza joe, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  folk s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Folk — (f[=o]k), Folks Folks (f[=o]ks), n. collect. & pl. [AS. folc; akin to D. volk, OS. & OHG. folk, G. volk, Icel. f[=o]lk, Sw. & Dan. folk, Lith. pulkas crowd, and perh. to E. follow.] 1. (Eng. Hist.) In Anglo Saxon times, the people of a group of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Folk — 〈[ foʊk] m.; s; unz.; Mus.〉 meist englischsprachige, volkstümliche Musik mit Elementen der Rockmusik u. des Blues [engl., eigtl. „Volk“] * * * Folk [foʊk ], der; [s] [engl. folk, eigtl. = Volk]: meist vokale englische, schottische, irische od.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • folk — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. agg.inv., di fenomeno culturale, che si rifà alla tradizione popolare: arte folk, musica folk; abiti folk 2. s.m.inv. TS mus. → folk music {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1967. ETIMO: ingl. folk propr.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • folk — 1. Voz tomada del inglés folk, que se usa, como adjetivo o como sustantivo masculino, con el sentido de ‘[música moderna] que está inspirada en temas o motivos de la música folclórica’: «Irlanda es una potencia mundial en la música, y no solo en… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • folk — 1. adj. Dicho de la música moderna: Que está inspirada en temas o motivos de la música folclórica. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la música folk. Un grupo folk. 3. m. Música folk …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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