county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (c. 900), "(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read."
Old English Buccingahamscir, from Buccingahamme (early 10c.), "River-bend land of the family or followers of a man called Bucca."
name of the British royal family from 1603 to 1668; see steward. Attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.
in reference to belly-dance performance and social gathering, by 1998, from Arabic hafla "party, social or family gathering."
1630s, "of Germany or Germans," from Latin Germanicus, from Germani (see German (n.)). From 1773 as "of the Teutonic race;" from 1842 especially with reference to the language family that includes German, Dutch, English, etc. As a noun, the name of that language family, by 1892, replacing earlier Teutonic. Germanical is attested from 1550s.
type of cake, 1903, from name of a town in Germany, the seat of a family which became known in Britain as Mountbatten.
Turkish dynastic family of 11c.-13c., c. 1600 (implied in Selzuccian), from Turkish Seljuq, name of the reputed ancestor of the dynasty.
chief language of Ghana in West Africa; also known as Akan, it is in the Niger-Congo language family.