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'Croih' looks slightly off as well, though 'Croix' (as in, French for cross) does sound like croih. Drako too is a faux-Greek name, seems to me.
Probably the former. While surnames based on manors, towns and the like were common (especially among the nobles, who even ditched older, ancestor-based surnames), I don't think the -ville ending would have been dropped from the surname, and since surnames based on ancestors were probably just as common, it's more likely that Anquetil descends directly from a dude, not from his country house; but the latter is still possible.Éadríc said:Hróða,
What about Norman (proto-)surnames based on ancestors or places? There is for example a modern French surname Anquetil. Was this a direct naming after a Norse ancestor called Ásketill, or rather a designation of hailing form a town called Anquetilville?
So that's why I don't really like Disney anymore!Also, I've learned that the surname Disney is Norman-French, which is properly D'Isigney, that is 'of Isigney', a small place near Bayeux.