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Offline Locklea

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family name Semichoss in Moscow
« on: Friday 14 March 14 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone any knowledge of the family name of Semichoss, believed to be of the merchant class in Moscow around 1915 or so, or maybe even earlier?  Any guesses as to whether the name might have been russified, perhaps into Semichoff at some point, or could it possibly be an ethnic name from some other geographical area under the influence of Russia?

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Re: family name Semichoss in Moscow
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 21:14 GMT (UK) »
It is a very rare surname.
Found only 1 result:
http://surname.litera-ru.ru/familia.php?id=218990

...фамилия Семичес с инициалами Сер Дмитрий
упоминается в книге Памятная книга Смоленской губернии 1915 в  году

Данная информация имеет целью просто сообщить об упоминании фамилии в той или иной книге, а также информирует о возможности изготовления копии данного упоминания.
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Semichoss surname with initials [rather a name and patronymic] Ser. Dmitry
is mentioned in Memorial Book of Smolensk  Governorate in 1915.

[Ser possibly is Sergei
and Dmitry is possibly Sergei's father's name.]

This info is purposed just to inform about mentioning of the name in some books, also it is possible to get a copy of the book's page.
We havent got any detailed info about this man!!!
Everyone who wishes to search his\her namesakes can go to our databases surname.litera-ru.ru

Семичес (Семичёс) is a variant of Semichoss, pronunciation is the same.
This name comes from "семь"=seven  +  "чесать"=to comb/to scratch
I have no idea what man would be called this name for.
It is 100% Russian name and needn't to be russified.

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Re: family name Semichoss in Moscow
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 20:42 GMT (UK) »
I have founded the Semichoss picture - Teestunde im Hause der Familie Semichoss.
I was thinking that it was an English spelling of the name but it turned out that it was German.
So it is Semihoss. There are no people named Semihoss in Russia. Semihoss is misspelled or mispronounced Semihvost (Semichwost in German). Хвост (hvost) means a tail. So Semihvost means seven-tailed. Its a very rare name too.
I have found 2 persons with Semihvost name, 1 of them lives in Kiev, and 17 with Semihvostov name, it seems they all live in Russia. Semihvost (without -ov ending) looks like rather Ukrainian surname than Russian.

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