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03-06-2013, 01:23 AM
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What nationality is the name "Yzerman"

I can't seem to find any information about this, but does anybody know what ethnicity/nationality the name "Yzerman" is? I've never seen anybody else with that name, ever.

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I know he's Canadian, but as far as the heritage of his last name I couldn't tell you. Why do you want to know?

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I have also wondered about the same.

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It was said on the main board that it's Dutch. As is Staal. Ijzer (Yzer) = iron, Staal = steel, at least that's the way it's been explained.

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It was said on the main board that it's Dutch. As is Staal. Ijzer (Yzer) = iron, Staal = steel, at least that's the way it's been explained.
So Stevie Y is the "Ironman"? Sounds about right to me. In fact I couldn't think of a better translation!!

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Yeah, it's dutch. Ij = Y, so the spelling some generations back was probably Ijzerman(n). One street, by the way, in central Amsterdam is called Nieuwendijk which I find amusing.

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It was said on the main board that it's Dutch. As is Staal. Ijzer (Yzer) = iron, Staal = steel, at least that's the way it's been explained.
Correct.

But there is also the Yzer river in Belgium. Could be belgian descent.

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If I recall correctly, I seem to recall Steve being 3rd or 4th generation Dutch. But I could be mis-remembering hearsay, etc.

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I always wondered too. It's a little quirk I have for wanting to know where every surname I come across originates, and this one always bugged me.

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I've seen similar last names in South Africa so it's probably Dutch. Otherwise I would have guessed he was Swiss or perhaps Austrian.

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Pretty interesting... Now I want to hear a song about Stevie to the tune of Black Sabbath's "Ironman." "I am Yzerman..."

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Interesting topic, I always thought of him as probably of eastern european descent

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Yeah, it's dutch. Ij = Y, so the spelling some generations back was probably Ijzerman(n). One street, by the way, in central Amsterdam is called Nieuwendijk which I find amusing.
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Correct.

But there is also the Yzer river in Belgium. Could be belgian descent.
There's a town/municipality in the southeast of Norway with my last name on it, but as far as I know I'm not Norwegian in the least... however, it would appear that at least my last name is. Heh.

Nameyology (see if you can get that reference) can be quite tricky, can't it?

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I thought it was a German name.

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There's a town/municipality in the southeast of Norway with my last name on it, but as far as I know I'm not Norwegian in the least... however, it would appear that at least my last name is. Heh.

Nameyology (see if you can get that reference) can be quite tricky, can't it?



I will say that you're good guy to have on the team, RM- every board needs an expert in nameyology


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He's not Jewish? Bummer...

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I will say that you're good guy to have on the team, RM- every board needs an expert in *snap* nameyology
My man... we are on the same page.

However, you forgot to snap. I fixed it for you.

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There's a town/municipality in the southeast of Norway with my last name on it, but as far as I know I'm not Norwegian in the least... however, it would appear that at least my last name is. Heh.
Good luck getting the gf to sign on for becoming the next Mrs. Skudeneshavn... and yes, I would kick ass in the Norwegian geography category on Jeopardy (assuming I could use google maps).

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My man... we are on the same page.

However, you forgot to snap. I fixed it for you.
Can't believe I forgot the snap. This is a good reminder for the wife and myself to watch The Saints again to celebrate St Patty's day this year. I think the Wings lineup may need to add some "Il Duce"-type grit to handle Boston next year if realignment goes through.

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I can't seem to find any information about this, but does anybody know what ethnicity/nationality the name "Yzerman" is? I've never seen anybody else with that name, ever.
I'm pretty sure it comes from the nation known as Awesomelandia.

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