Dreyfus

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Usage

Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Transferred use of the French and German surname [1]

1) From the place name Trier [2] (Latin Augusta Trēverōrum, from the Gaulish tribal name Trēverī meaning 'river crossers')

2) From German Dreifuß = 'tripod', 'three feet' (for cooking) [2] [1]

Related Names

Dreyfus
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Dreyfusarson Iceland

Female

Dreyfusardóttir Iceland

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Dreyfus
Accusative: Dreyfus
Dative: Dreyfusi
Genitive: Dreyfusar

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: In the census of 1910 (Þingeyjarsýslur) [1]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark Denmark[4]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Dreyfus.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Familiennamen (2000)
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/