Names from the 1570 Census of Cozumel: Surnames

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) and Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)


© 2007-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien and Julia Smith. All rights reserved.
Version 1.1, updated 04 March 2010


Notes on Pronunciation

These names are recorded using the Spanish sixteenth century orthography designed to write indigenous languages in Mexico and Central America. Pronunciations for characters in this orthography are listed below.

The vowels:

Letter:Pronunciation:
a\ah\ as in father
elike English long a, but not diphthongized
I\ee\ as in peek
o\oh\ as in poke
u\oo\ as in new
aylike English long i (in why)
au\ow\ as in how

Doubled vowels are longer in duration; that is, you draw out the vowel sound a little, compared to the single vowel.

The consonants are more or less as in normal modern Spanish, except:

Letter:Pronunciation:
x\sh\ as in should
oh, uh\w\ as in wood
kis pronounced a little further back in your mouth than c, which is like English c/k
tsis a single fricative sound, which is approximately the sound at the end of a word like cats or bats
dzthe voiced equivalent of ts


Surnames:

(sorted by frequency)

SurnamePronunciationNumber of Men
with this Surname
Number of Women
with this Surname
Total
Pat\PAHT\323163
Puc\POOK\102333
Cab\KAHB\171431
Poot\POHT\91423
Maay / My\MY\10818
      Maay\MY\022
      May\MY\10616
Chan\CHAHN\11617
Mah\MAH\11617
Chi\CHEE\51015
Choc\CHOC\6713
Oxté\osh-TEH\4913
Pitz\PEETZ\10212
Couoh\ko-WOH\10111
Dzib\DZEEB\5510
Akhol\ahk-HOL\549
Ek\EHK\369
Xamancab\shah-mahn-CAHB\718
Ye\YEH\ (yay)358
Col\KOHL\426
Mo\MOH\246
Choo\CHOH\415
Tzamá\tzah-MAH\314
Che\CHEH\123
Yoc\YOHK\123
Chel\CHEHL\022
Cumux\ku-MOOSH\202
Euán\ew-AHN\022
Balam\bah-LAHM\101
Batún\bah-TOON\101
Can\KAHN\101
Canché\cahn-CHEH\101
Canul\cah-NOOL\101
Dzacab\dzah-KAHB\011
Hau\HOW\101
Ku\KOO\011
Mucuy\moo-KWEE\101
Noh\NOH\101
Pech\PECH\101
Ppol\POHL\101
Tep\TEHP\011
Tun\TOON\101


Surnames:

(sorted alphabetically)

SurnamePronunciationNumber of Men
with this Surname
Number of Women
with this Surname
Total
Akhol\ahk-HOL\549
Balam\bah-LAHM\101
Batún\bah-TOON\101
Cab\KAHB\171431
Can\KAHN\101
Canché\cahn-CHEH\101
Canul\cah-NOOL\101
Chan\CHAHN\11617
Che\CHEH\123
Chel\CHEHL\022
Chi\CHEE\51015
Choc\CHOC\6713
Choo\CHOH\415
Col\KOHL\426
Couoh\ko-WOH\10111
Cumux\ku-MOOSH\202
Dzacab\dzah-KAHB\011
Dzib\DZEEB\5510
Ek\EHK\369
Euán\ew-AHN\022
Hau\HOW\101
Ku\KOO\011
Maay / My\MY\10818
      Maay\MY\022
      May\MY\10616
Mah\MAH\11617
Mo\MOH\246
Mucuy\moo-KWEE\101
Noh\NOH\101
Oxté\osh-TEH\4913
Pat\PAHT\323163
Pech\PECH\101
Pitz\PEETZ\10212
Poot\POHT\91423
Ppol\POHL\101
Puc\POOK\102333
Tep\TEHP\011
Tun\TOON\101
Tzamá\tzah-MAH\314
Xamancab\shah-mahn-CAHB\718
Ye\YEH\ (yay)358
Yoc\YOHK\123


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