What’s In A Habs Name?

I’ve scoured Ancestry.com and looked up Habs names and meanings, because I suppose it’s mildly interesting in a vague sort of way. Or maybe it’s not. But it’s Saturday in the middle of summer and you’re at the beach or beer garden or volleyball game, while I sweat over a geneology site without food or drink so I can bring you fine, quality reading. 

Gorges – English and French – meaning someone who lived in a deep valley.

Gill – English, Dutch, and others – someone who lived by a ravine.

Price – From the French word “pris” – A fixer of prices

Auld – Scottish for “old.”

Gionta – Italian – meaning a long-awaited or much desired son.

O’Byrne – Irish – From the name Bran, son of an 8th century hero, the King of Leinster.

Moen – From Moen in West Flanders, Belgium, or “Moor” in Norwegian.

Spacek – Czech nickname from a word meaning “starling.”

Gomez – Spanish for “guma’ or ‘man.”

Pouliot – French Canadian derivative of “Poule” meaning chicken.

Boyd – Scottish – name from the Island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde.

Lapierre – Old French – Someone who lived on a patch of stony soil. Also can be translated as “stone.”

Pyatt – Old English nickname for magpie.

Maxwell – From 1144 Scotland, meaning Mack’s spring or stream.

Cammalleri – this one was tough to dig up. Possibly it’s from “Camillo” meaning “temple attendant.”

And these from my Russian wife:

Markov – a derivative of “envelope stamp.”

Kostitsyn – a derivative of “bone.”

And unfortunately, I couldn’t find Hamrlik, Subban, Plekanec, and Darche. All I know is, Subban is Jamaican, Hamrlik and Plekanec are Czech, and Darche is French-Canadian. But you already knew that.

7 thoughts on “What’s In A Habs Name?”

  1. I looked up the name Kane for you Dennis.

    What I discovered is that your ancestry originates from a good-looking thin man, who weaved baskets.

    This good-looking thin man, who weaved baskets is either from France, England or Wales, the genealogists are not sure…


    Hope this helps

    And thank you for slaving over the computer as we drink beer and enjoy fun in the sun.

  2. Thanks, Danno. But if that’s the case, I must be an illegitimate son. “Kane – homely man with beer belly who was forced to weave baskets.”

  3. Hey Dennis, Great effort there my friend,but you forgot my name on your list,I always wanted to play for the Habs ,that should count for something eh.Just kidding Dennis,still a great effort.

  4. Through extensive research I bring you more genealogy…

    Plekanec – Slavic word: plek (round black thing) and anec (netted cage). He who puts round black things in netted cages while wearing a turtleneck

    Halak – Mythological god possesssing the power to stop anything, anytime, anywhere especially in Montreal.

    Darche – Utility soldiers who replaced injured tribesmen – D’arche support.

    Subban – Ancient Jamaican word meaning Superman or superhuman

    Hamrlik – Baltic word to describe the act of licking hammers.

    Cammarelli – Mediterranean tribe that drove around in El Caminos

    Laraque – Once feared by men, now only by carrots. Lived by a code with the power of chameleons to change from red, white and blue to green.

    O’Byrne – Brawny men. Inventors of Bran Flakes

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