Simla


Simla
This is one of those very difficult surnames which appear in different countries, sometimes in the same spellings, but with totally different meanings and origins. Recorded in the spellings of Shama and Shama, which are usually Muslim, and as Sharmah, Shurmah and Scirmar, which are usually English, the meanings are as follows. The Muslim name is believed to mean 'the flame of a candle', and may have derived from the word 'shams' meaning sun. Fixed spelling Muslim surnames are a relatively new hereditary form, and recordings are too reecent to have any historical basis. Previously like names of Wales and Scandanavia for instance, and before about 1860, Italy, the spelling changed form, if not the basic meaning, with each generation. Western influence and particulary the coming of the telephone and the telephone directory, has tended to create change, even if in this case the change is not to change. The recordings in England are much older. They are locational and derive from a place called 'Shermore' or similar, a now 'lost' medieval village believed to have been in the famous region known as 'Sherwood Forest'. 'Lost' villages are a feature of English surname listings, some five thousand surname originating from thse sources. In this case examples of surnae recordings include Xpian Shermore, a witness at St Olaves church, in the city of London, on October 15th 1586, and Martha Sharmah, the daughter of Ephraim Sharmah, at St Dunstans, Stepney, on March 31st 1726.

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  • Simla — may refer to:Politics/HistorySimla (now Shimla, see below), the summer capital of British India, often refers generically to the government of the British Raj.Places* Shimla (originally Simla), city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh * Simla …   Wikipedia

  • Simla — • Archdiocese in India, a new creation of Pius X by a Decree dated 13 September, 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Simla     Simla      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Simla — Simla, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 663 Housing Units (2000): 261 Land area (2000): 0.542407 sq. miles (1.404828 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.542407 sq. miles (1.404828 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Simla, CO — U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 663 Housing Units (2000): 261 Land area (2000): 0.542407 sq. miles (1.404828 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.542407 sq. miles (1.404828 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Simla — ist: die frühere lateinische Umschrift des Namens der indischen Stadt Shimla eine Stadt in den USA, siehe Simla (Colorado) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Simla —   [ simlə], Shimla, Hauptstadt des Bundesstaates Himachal Pradesh, Indien, 2 130 m über dem Meeresspiegel, im Vorderhimalaja, (1991) 82 100 Einwohner; Universität (gegründet 1970); Höhenluftkurort.   Geschichte:   Simla war ab …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Simla — Simla, britische Festung unweit des Sutledsch in dem zur indobritischen Präsidentschaft Agra gehörigen Vasallenfürstenthum Kythul; 40 Meilen nördlich von Delhi …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Simla — (Schimla), Distriktshauptstadt der Provinz Pandschab, Gesundheitsstation und seit 1864 ständige Sommerhauptstadt des britisch indischen Kaiserreichs, liegt nahe dem Satledsch auf einem schön bewaldeten Bergrücken des zentralen Himalaja, 2160 m ü …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Simla — Simla, Gesundheitsstation, s.v.w. Schimla (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Simla — [sim′lə] city in N India: resort & former summer capital: pop. 81,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Simla — /sim leuh/, n. a city in and the capital of Himachal Pradesh, in N India: the summer capital of India. 55,000. * * * ▪ India  city, administrative headquarters of Simla district and capital of Himāchal Pradesh state, northwestern India. The city… …   Universalium


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