Mystery Monday: Remestagnus

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish to browse other Mystery Monday names, there is an index.

Today’s name is an unusual one from 11th C southern France. It isn’t clearly a German dithematic name, and it also isn’t clearly of Latinate origin. Do you have any thoughts? Have you seen any instances of this name? Let us know in the comments!



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2 responses to “Mystery Monday: Remestagnus

  1. I think that the prototheme could be the same one found in some Germanic names from Galicia and Portugal:
    – Remismundus (5th century, a king of the Sueves)
    – Remisol (6th century, a bishop)
    – Remesarius (10th century)
    – Remisiwera (d. 618, N. Portugal, edited as **Remisnuera)
    – Remesildi (10th century)
    – Remestro (10th century)
    And also the Catalan:
    – Remesulfus (10th c.)

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