Janacek


Janacek
It could reasonably be argued that this is the most famous name and surname of the Christian World. It was recorded from the 12th century a.d. onwards in every European country, and in a vast range of spellings, of which there are believed to be over fourteen hundred in total. These range from the base forms such as Jon or John (England & Wales), Evan (Wales), Ian (Scotland), Shane (Ireland), Ivan (Russia) and Jean (France), to the Italian Giovanni, Zanni and Zoane, the Polish Janus, the Czeck Jan, Janak and Jansky, to the diminutives Jenkin, Jeannet, Nannini, Zanicchi, and Gianuzzi, the patronymics Johnson, Joynson, Jenson, Jocie, Ivanshintsev, and Ivashechkin. However spelt, all have derived from the biblical Hebrew "Yochanan", which translates as " He who Jehovah has favoured (with a son)". The name became particularly popular after the 12th century when returning Crusaders from the Holy Land often called their children by biblical names in commemoration of the fathers pilgrimage, these then in turn developed into surnames. The earliest recordings of surnames are to be found in Britain and amongst these is Thomas John in the "Hundred Rolls" of the county of Buckinghamshire for the year 1279, and Arnold Johan in the 1280 "Letter Book" register for the city of London. In Germany Walterus filius Johannis appears in the 1323 charters of the town of Vaihingen, whilst the 1344 charters of the city of Friedberg record Baumeister Johannssen. The first recorded spelling of the surname in any spelling is believed to be that of Pertus Johannis, which was dated 1230 a.d.. This is in the charters known as the "Close Rolls" of the county of Suffolk", during the reign of King Henry 111 of England,1216 to 1272.

Surnames reference. 2013.

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  • Janáček —   [ janaːtʃɛk], Leoš, tschechischer Komponist, * Hukvaldy (bei Příbor, Nordmähren) 3. 7. 1854, ✝ Mährisch Ostrau 12. 8. 1928; studierte in Prag, Leipzig und Wien, gründete 1881 in Brünn eine Orgelschule und war dort 1881 88 Dirigent der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Janaček — Janáček (izg. jànaček), Leoš (1854 1928) DEFINICIJA češki kompozitor; na motivsko harmonijskim temeljima kasnoromantičarsko impresionističkog zvuka razvija nacionalni moderni zvuk, koristeći ritam i harmoniju češkog i moravskog folklora …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • JANÁCEK (L.) — Jusqu’à l’âge de soixante deux ans, Leoš Janá face= EU Caron カek resta méconnu, sinon inconnu, mais, le 26 mai 1916, le Théâtre national de Prague afficha Jeji Pastorkyna (Sa Belle fille ) un opéra refusé par ce même théâtre et le même directeur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Janácek — (Leos) (1854 1928) compositeur tchèque. Il puisa dans la musique populaire de son pays …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Janáček — [yä′nə chek΄] Leoš [le′ôsh] 1854 1928; Czech composer …   English World dictionary

  • Janacek — Leoš Janáček mit seiner Frau Zdeňka Leoš Janáček  hören?/i (* 3. Juli 1854 in Hukvaldy (Hochwald); † 12. August 1928 in Moravská …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Janáček — Leoš Janáček mit seiner Frau Zdeňka Leoš Janáček  hören?/i (* 3. Juli 1854 in Hukvaldy (Hochwald); † 12. August 1928 in Moravská …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Janacek — Leoš Janáček Leoš Janáček Bas relief de Leoš Janáček Naissance 3 juillet 1854 Hukval …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Janáček — Leoš Janáček Leoš Janáček Bas relief de Leoš Janáček Naissance 3 juillet 1854 Hukval …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Janáček — biographical name Leoš 1854 1928 Czech composer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Janácek — /yah nah chek /, n. Leoš /le awsh/ 1854 1928, Czech composer. * * * …   Universalium


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