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ancestry of this sirname?

my doctor's last name is Samiy.
all the points to the first person to tell me the country of origin of SAMIY?
well, points to the most correct answer.
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
I have been unable to find the name Samiy, however I have found a few close names originating from Arabic.  These are Samiya and Sami
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HyeProfileCommented:
Sami (or "Samiy", pronounced the same in Arabic), means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.

http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=Samiy&nmd=n&gender=both&operator=or
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HyeProfileCommented:
in fact, come to think of it, i'd say it's Syrian...
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HyeProfileCommented:
...even more so, Assyrian
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SunBowCommented:
U.S.A.
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SunBowCommented:
you probably grew up nearby and even went to same school until you two specialized
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YoungBonziCommented:
Russia
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brettmjohnsonCommented:
Finland or Russia
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David_WardCommented:
I believe it may be Japanese.

Two of my Japanese friends both have this surname, one born in Fujiyama and one in Kyoto.
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nickg5Author Commented:
not usa, though he resides here
not japanese

the others are possible.
he has very light to white skin, curly black hair, no foreign accent, if he does it is almost not noticeable, perfect english
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YoungBonziCommented:
It's Russian =]
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YoungBonziCommented:
Sorry, after googling it it looks like it could be Iranian/Persian. I see names like Nasir Samiy, and Enyatollah.

Persians can very light skinned as well. I know a lot of dark Iranians but they can be "white".
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neopolitanCommented:
It is a middle eastern Arabic surname, most probably Iranian.
Why dont you ask the good doctor himself?
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nickg5Author Commented:
I may ask him next time I see him.
His first name is Nasi
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HyeProfileCommented:
then he's persian/iranian for sure... I said assyrian before, which was spot on since names of assyrian origin are scattered throughout present day Iran/Irak/Syria...

next time you see him, say "khoda hafez" (hi in farsi), and if he responds, then he's definately persian/iranian...
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nickg5Author Commented:
I will ask him next week when he lasers my eyeball.
I was certain he was not Russian.
I suspected middle eastern but not dark skin.
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SunBowCommented:
I've seen that name or similar before, but same can apply to some of your prior q's, timing off and memory poor. On that I'd second middle east (general)

> no foreign accent, if he does it is almost not noticeable, perfect english

Then I disagree, call him Carolinian, not foreigner

> His first name is Nasi

Sandbagger. Same goes, it sounds familiar.

HyeProfile > next time you see him, say "khoda hafez" (hi in farsi),

I'll second that, based on language, that a coworker, farsi, seemed American to me. Later I find out he became US citizen. I'd thought he was. Accent is there, but little, and hardly noticeable. Everyone has an accent you know. He'd been in US military, but foreign born, just took time getting around to the citizenship part. Now he's USA, but I wouldn't have known he wasn't otherwise, except his dark curly hair is so thick as for some to envy.
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nickg5Author Commented:
you won't find these names in any of my other posts, so my memory is not the one that is off.

you should stay in the lounge.........good place for you.

your answers have to be read several times to be able to tell what the hell it says.

some sort of weird dialect.

Are you African?



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nickg5Author Commented:
HyeProfile
you got it

He is predominantly Syrian.
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