Jim Thorpe


Jim Thorpe  (Sac and Fox (Sauk) : Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as “Bright Path”;  May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953)  was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Native American and Caucasian). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.


He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals.Of Native American and European American ancestry, Thorpe grew up in the Sac and Fox nation in Oklahoma.



He played as part of several All-American Indian teams throughout his career, and “barnstormed” as a professional basketball player with a team composed entirely of American Indians.He played professional sports until age 41, the end of his sports career coinciding with the start of the Great Depression. Thorpe struggled to earn a living after that, working several odd jobs. Thorpe suffered from alcoholism, and lived his last years in failing health and poverty.In a poll of sports fans conducted by ABC Sports, Thorpe was voted the Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century out of 15 other athletes including Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Jordan.


Shontelle name means stony place or to sing



Local Origin of Name: France
From the French name Chantal
Variant name of : Chantal, Chantel, Schantelle, Chantell,Shontell

Meaning: ‘Stony place’. a place name

Emotional Spectrum.Even tempered, most of the time!
Personal Integrity.Parents of Chantel brought her up on firm moral ground.
Personality.Optimism is the key word in her life.
Relationships.Likes her friends to be prompt!
Travel & Leisure.A fondness for the ocean will emerge.
Career & Money.A career in medicine would suit Chantel.
Life’s Opportunities.Not taken in by scams, people will seek Chantel’s advice.

Chantel’s Lucky Numbers:


Zuleyka Mendoza

Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (born October 3, 1987) is a Puerto Rican beauty queen and actress who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006.  She made her debut as a telenovela actress in Telemundo’s soap opera Dame Chocolate.

Zuleyka Rivera represented Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant which was televised live internationally from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on 23 July 2006. After competing in swimsuit, evening gown and interview, she was crowned Miss Universe by outgoing titleholder Natalie Glebova of Canada.

Later that evening, Rivera fainted briefly during a press appearance. The incident was reportedly attributed to heat exhaustion (from the stage lights) coupled with the weight of the heavy, chained dress she was wearing.

Rivera was the fifth Puerto Rican to win the title, which makes the island the third most successful entity in the pageant (behind theUnited States and Venezuela). Rivera was the third consecutive delegate from Puerto Rico to make the top five at Miss Universe, afterAlba Reyes placed second runner-up at Miss Universe 2004 and Cynthia Olavarría was first runner-up at Miss Universe 2005.

Rivera’s win came only five years after Denise Quiñones, the most recent winner from Puerto Rico, won the crown. As Miss Universe, Rivera represented the Miss Universe Organization, both in the United States and internationally. She was based in New York City, where she shared an apartment with Tara Conner, Miss USA and Katie Blair, Miss Teen USA 2006.

At the Miss Universe 2007 pageant she passed her crown to Riyo Mori of Japan in Mexico City, Mexico on May 28, 2007.

Amber Lee Ettinger bio and photos



Amber Lee Ettinger bio and photos


Amber Lee Ettinger (born October 2, 1982) is an American actress, Internet celebrity, and model.

Ettinger is notable for portraying Obama Girl in Barely Political’s June 2007 Internet video “I Got a Crush… on Obama”, in which she expressed her admiration of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama. The video led to numerous sketch comedy appearances and interviews, including Saturday Night LiveGeraldo at LargeThe O’Reilly Factor, and Hannity.

In the Fall of 2008, Ettinger starred in a parody of “I Got a Crush on Obama” with a promotional video for EA’s Red Alert 3. In it, she professes her allegiance to Howard Ackerman, a fictional presidential candidate played by actor J.K. Simmons. Since then she has been featured in multiple videos by Barely Political, including parodies of Jennifer Lopez, Fergieand Catwoman.


In February of the election year 2012, Ettinger collaborated with Obama impressionist Iman Crosson (Alphacat) in the PoliPop video “Glease” which was a spoof of the song “You’re the One That I Want” from the film Grease and television series Glee, in which “a smitten Obama seeks the affection (read: vote) of the Obama Girl.”  A related musicsingle was also released.

In April 2012, “Glease” was included as part of the in-flight entertainment line-up for Virgin America airline.


As the 2012 election approached, news organizations mentioned and interviewed Ettinger as a barometer of whether Obama would be re-elected. More than a year before the 2012 election, CNN Newsroom’s Brooke Baldwin had remarked, jokingly, that “obviously, the Obama girl is the litmus test for who will win in 2012.” In 2012, Ettinger declined to state who she was supporting for President. 


Sean Hannity interviewed Ettinger on Fox News Channel’s Hannity about her level of support for Obama; Ettinger explained that her 2007Crush on Obama video “encompassed what a lot of Americans were feeling the excitement for hope and change” and that now (June 2012) she hadn’t given up on Obama, but added that her options (for voting in November 2012) were open.  In a Fox News Channel opinion piece, J.D. Gordon used Ettinger’s indecision in 2012 as a specific example of Obama’s waning support.


Lacey Nicole Chabert bio and photos


Lacey Nicole Chabert bio and photos

Lacey Chabert at the Internet Movie Database

Lacey Nicole Chabert (born September 30, 1982) is an American actress, musician, and voice actress, known for her roles as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five and as Gretchen Wieners in the movie Mean Girls. She has also provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys TV show and two feature films, and Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy.


Chabert’s first major role was as Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Chabert made her debut to the big screen in the late 1990s starring as Penny Robinson in the fantasy-space thriller Lost in Space (1998). Since then, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003). She provided the voice of Meg Griffin for the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), after which Mila Kunis took over the role.


Chabert played the title role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a made-for-TV movie produced by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard. She starred in Mean Girls (2004) and the made for TV movie Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006) on ABC Family. She appeared in a 2006 remake of Black Christmas. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer opposite former Party of Five costar Jennifer Love Hewitt. She performed the voice of Princess Elise from the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the PS3 and Xbox 360. She also voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man. She also played Amanda Becker in Not Another Teen Movie.


Chabert won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for Mean Girls, shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried. She won both the 1997 and 1998 Hollywood Reporter Annual Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for Party of Five, and had been nominated three other times for work 1999–2000. The Young Star awards honor the best film, TV and music performances made exclusively by six to eighteen-year-olds.

In 2007, Chabert starred in the pilot episode of the Fox comedy The Hot Years, which revolved around the lives of four female friends who live together. The pilot was not ordered to series by Fox. Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim.

Milburn name means of Milborne


Milburn name means of Milborne


The surname of MILBURN was  a locational name ‘of Milborne’ a chapelry in the parish of Kirkby, County  Westmorland. Also the name of two parishes in County  Northumberland in the parish of Ponteland. A locational name usually  denoted where a man  held his land,  and  indicated where he actually  lived. The original bearer would take  his name from the village, town or the area where he dwelt. This name would identify his whole  family, and  would follow them  wherever they moved Following the Crusades in Europe a need was  felt for a family name. This was  recognized by those of noble  blood,  who realised the prestige and  practical advantage that it would add  to their status. Early records of the name mention Margaret de Milleburn, Northumberland, 1273.  Edward

Milborne of Yorkshire, was  listed in the Yorkshire  Poll Tax of 1379.  Thomas Milburne married Winifred Francis in Canterbury, Kent in 1662.  Alex Milbourn and  Elizabeth Watson were  married at the same place in the year  1683.  The acquisition of surnames in Europe during the past eight hundred years has been affected by many  factors, including  social  class and  social  structure, naming practices in neighbouring cultures, and  indigenous cultural tradition.  On the whole,  the richer and  more  powerful classes tended to acquire surnames earlier  than  the working classes and the poor,  while surnames were  quicker  to catch on in urban areas than  in more  sparsely populated rural areas. These facts  suggest that the origin of surnames is associated with the emergence of bureaucracies. As long as land tenure, military service, and  fealty were  matters of direct relationship between a lord and  his vassals, the need did not arise for fixed distinguishing epithets to mark out one  carl from another. But as societies became more  complex, and  as such matters

as the management of tenure and  in particular the collection of taxes were  delegated to special functionaries, it became imperative to have a more  complex system of nomenclature to distinguish one  individual from another reliably and  unambiguously. The associated arms are  recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory.

Ulster  King of Arms in 1884.

ARMS – Sable on a bend between three leopards faces or three crosses formee of the field on a chief of the second as many  escallops of the first

CREST – A griffins head erased MOTTO – HONESTAE GLORIA FAX MENTIS Glory the torch  to an an honourable mind

Allen is surname means harmony or fair


Allen is surname means harmony or fair

The surname of ALLEN was  derived from the gaelic  AILENE – meaning rock.One of our most popular names, said  to come into England with Alan Fergeant, Count  of Brittany, a companion of the Conqueror, and  first Earl of Richmond of the County  of Yorkshire. It was  the name of a Welsh and  Breton  saint  and  was  particularly popular in Lincolnshire, as a font name during the 12th Century. Early records of the name mention Alanus  of the County  of Suffolk, was  listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.  Alain of the County  of Lancashire in 1183.  The founder of Dulwich College in the year  1619  was  Edward Allen or Alleyne. Since the dawn  of civilisation the need to communicate has been a prime drive of all higher  mankind. The more  organised the social structure became, the more  urgent the need to name places, objects and  situations essential to the survival  and  existence of the social  unit. From this common stem arose the requirements to identify families,  tribes  and  individual members evolving  into a pattern in evidence today.  In the formation of this history,  common usage of customs, trades, locations, patronymic and  generic terms were  often adopted as surnames. The demands of bureaucracy formally introduced by feudal  lords in the 11th century, to define  the boundaries and  families  within their fiefdoms, crystallized the need for personal identification and  accountability, and  surnames became in general use from this time onwards. The first of the name in Scotland appears to be Alan, son  of Waldeve, who witnessed charters of King David I in 1139.  Loughlan le fiz Aleyn, son  in law of Alexander, was  received to the King of England’s peace in 1301.  Duncane Alowne was  the burgess of Aberdeen in 1446.  Henry  Alane was  the clerk of accounts in the king’s household in

  1.  They are  connected with Clan MacDonald of Clanranald. It has long been a matter of doubt when  the bearing of coats of arms first became hereditary and  it was  not until the Crusades that Heraldry  came into general use. Men went into battle  heavily  armed and  were  difficult to recognise. It became the custom for them  to adorn their helmets with distinctive  crests, and  to paint their shields with animals and  the like. Coats of arms accompanied the development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way.



ARMS –  Or three greyhounds passant sable two and  one

CREST –  A demi  greyhound rampant sable holding  in his dexter paw  a crescent argent

MOTTO –  –  DILIGENTER  ET FIDELITER Diligently and  faithfully

Last name Fernandes means journey and darling


Last  name Fernandes means journey and darling


This German and French surname was originally from a Spanish personal name composed of the elements FARO (journey, expedition) and NANO (daring and brave). The surname is of comparatively recent origin in German-speaking countries, and in France, for the given name was not introduced from Spain until the late 15th century. It was brought to Austria by the Habsburg dynasty, among whom it was a hereditary surname, and from Austria it spread to France. The name was much favoured in the royal house of Castille, and it owes its popularity in large to King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon (1198-1252) who recaptured large areas of Spain from the Moors and was later canonized. When the first immigrants from Europe went to America, the only names current in the new land were Indian names which did not appeal to Europeans vocally, and the Indian names did not influence the surnames or Christian names already possessed by the immigrants. Mostly the immigrant could not read or write and had little or no knowledge as to the proper spelling, and their names suffered at the hands of the government officials. The early town records are full of these misspelled names most of which gradually changed back to a more conventional spelling as education progressed. It has long been a matter of doubt when the
bearing of coats of arms first became hereditary and it was not until the Crusades that Heraldry came into general use. Men went into battle heavily armed and were difficult to recognise. It became the custom for them to adorn their helmets with distinctive crests, and to paint their shields with animals and the like. Coats of arms accompanied the development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way. Most of the European surnames were formed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The process had started somewhat earlier and had continued in some places into the 19th century, but the norm is that in the tenth and eleventh centuries people did not have surnames, whereas by the fifteenth century most of the population had acquired a second name. The name has numerous variant spellings which include Hernando, Hernan and Hernanz.

ARMS – Gules two battle axes endorsed or in base a crescent of the last
CREST – Upon a cloud a celestial sphere proper
No motto recorded

The surname MILIAN is a variant of MILAN



The surname MILIAN is a variant  of MILAN . This Italian surname (partly Jewish) was  a habitation name for someone who came from Milan. The name was  originally derived from the Italian MILANO, and  rendered in medieval documents in the Latin form MEDIOLANIUM, composed of the elements ‘middle’  + ‘plain’. Surnames derived from placenames are  divided into two broad categories; topographic names and  habitation names. Topographic names are  derived from general descriptive references to someone who lived near a physical feature such as an oak tree,

a hill, a stream or a church. Habitation names are  derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages  and  farmsteads. Other  classes of local names include  those derived from the names of rivers,  individual houses with signs on them,  regions and  whole  countries. The name is also  spelt  MILANI, MINANESE and  MILANESI. As the agricultural depression of southern Italy worsened towards the end  of the 19th century, people began to escape to the New World. The exodus started in earnest in 1887  with Brazil and  other  parts of Latin America  being  the original destinations.By 1893,  the economy had  improved in the United States and  people headed there from Italy in greater and  greater numbers.In 1898  there were  more  Italian immigrants to the USA than  from any other  country.  In the post  war era,  more  than  a quarter of Italians  left the country  for a new life. They joined  a flood of immigrants to America  which was  averaging a million a year  in the pre war years. The origins  of Italian surnames are  not clear, and  much  work remains to be done on medieval Italian records. It seems that fixed bynames, in some cases hereditary, were  in use in the Venetian Republic by the end  of the 10th century. The typical Italian surname endings are  ‘i’ and  ‘o’, the former being  characteristic of northern Italy. The singular form ‘o’ is more  typical of southern Italy. Over the centuries, most  people in Europe have accepted their surname as a

fact of life, as irrevocable as an act of God.  However much  the individual may have liked or

disliked  the surname, they were  stuck  with it, and  people rarely changed them  by personal choice. A more  common form of variation  was  in fact involuntary, when  an official change was  made, in other  words,  a clerical  error.

ARMS –  Per  fess argent and  vert overall  a tree  trunk eradicated sprouting leaves on the sinister side

CREST –  The  tree  of the arms


Paxson name means the son of Pask


Paxson name means the son of Pask

The surname of PAXSON was a baptismal name ‘the son of Pask’, one who was born at Easter, or had some other particular connection with that time of the year, such as owing a feudal obligation then. The name was recorded in early documents in the Latin form of PASCUUM, meaning ‘the passover’. The name was introduced into England from France and Italy and it was popular throughout Catholic Europe, mainly in honour of the festival of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, but also in honour of a 9th century pope and saint who had borne the name. Other spellings of the name include PAXON, PACKSON, PASK, PASQUE, PASQUA, PASCA, PASCO, PASCHI, PASCOA and PASKA to name but a few. The form PASKA was adopted by Jews, the reason unknown, but it may have to do with the time of the year at which the surname was registered. An early record of the name mentions William Stanborough and Catherine PAXEN, who were married in London in the year 1608. It was not until the 10th century that modern hereditary surnames first developed, and the use of fixed names spread, first to France, and then England, then to Germany and all of Europe. In these parts of Europe, the individual man was becoming more important, commerce was increasing and the exact identification of each man was becoming a necessity. Even today however, the Church does not recognise surnames. Baptisms and marriages are performed through use of the Christian name alone. Thus hereditary names as we know them today developed gradually during the 11th to the 15th century in the various European countries.
In Hotten’s ‘The Original Lists of Persons of Quality’ which includes emigrants, religious exiles, political rebels, serving men sold for a term of years, apprentices, children stolen, maidens pressed and others, who went to America from Great Britain to the American Plantations between
1600 and 1700 is included Ann PACKSON who arrived in the year 1678.

ARMS – Ermine two chevrons one sable the other azure between three annulets in pale of the last
CREST – An eagles head erased azure charged on the neck with two chevrons or between a pair of wings argent semee of mullets gules
MOTTO – FAVENTE DEO – By God’s favour