the name meaning was listed as English. My maiden name is German and would like to know what it means in German so how do I get that changed.?
LeeAnn (Muggy) Chadderdon
What is your maiden name? and where do you need it changed?
I assume you were referrring to the surname origin pages
what surname were you referring to?
You really have to take this info with a grain of salt . . .
1) Not all people with the exact same surname spelling necessarily have a common origin - and thus a common meaning of their surname, As an example the name SMITH has thousands of disjoint family groups - that dont have a common origin - - and not everyone with surname Smith - had ancestors who got that name because they were blacksmiths or the sort.
2) Surname Origins - are a very very huge generalization. and often times even an educated guess.
Dont think that the name origin certainly applies to your family - withotu doing yoru own research to see if things add up.
3) Name origin books often group similarly spelled family surnames together - under a common name origin explanation - even when there is no proof that the names have common origin.
4) Migrations have occured over time - realizes that an English name - could have been carried on a German country for various generations.
Rather than some Name origin book - first hand research on primary sources - rerlated to your very specific ancestors - carries hundreds of time more weight - than some possibly wild guess in some name origin book.
As stated in my request. ..... I was talking about what the "name means" in English box. I want to know what it means in German sense that is where My family linage is from. I don't care what it means in English. The original spelling is Mugge with two dots over the u. I had my maiden name in parentheses..... "Muggy" because that is the Surname name I was looking up, also less than half of the "Muggy" names I had in the familysearch program were even mentioned. Was wondering why they all weren't listed?
some names - dont mean anything
like my name of YANCEY - - has no intrinsic meaning.
sorry I now see you refer to name Mugge/muggy.
I will take a look .
also FamilySearch is not comprehensive
There are many names that are not yet in the database.
its up to people like you and me - to submit them.
If you dont find them in FamilySearch Family Tree - please add them.
Note this information about hte German Mugge
you say "many names are not in FamilySearch"
can you give some specific examples of names.
and confirm - where precisley in FamilySearch you are looking?
(FamilySeatrch Family Tree)?
but again - be cautious in assuming that all MUGGE'S have a common ancestry
they probably all dont.
some may be German. Some may be English and others.