The Origin of the Czech Surname Klokoc and Kabelac?

Discussion in 'Looking for Ancestors' started by militaryspouse, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. militaryspouse

    militaryspouse Active Member

    How do I find out the Origin of the surnames KLOKOC and KABELAC? I am interested in Family Crest & Surname History / Surname Origin of these names.

    Your help is GREATLY appreciated.

  2. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    “Klokoč” is an old Czech word meaning “wave/gurgle/rapids/bubling/boil/fuss/chaos”. The modern variant of this word is „klokot“.

    In modern Czech, “klokoč” is the name used for plants of the genus Staphylea.

    The word is often used in local names, thus the name could be related to some local place as well.

    The male surname “Kabeláč” is derived from the noun “kabele/kabela” (old/modern Czech) meaning “bag/pouch/holdall”.

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