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  • Uno Kaupmees
    Wiki/ET: 22 aastat töötas ta raadiodiktorina.
  • "Kaupmees" (deceased)
  • (Kaubi) Mart Kaupmees (1808 - 1882)
    Mart Kaupmehe ehk "Kaubi Mardi" isa nimi oli samuti "Kaubi Mart", Kaubi talu järgi. Et nimed segi ei läheks oleme pojale jätnud ametliku nime Mart Kaupmees, isa on vana nimega "Kau...
  • Aadu Kaupmees (1839 - 1928)
  • Aare Kaupmees (1937 - 2002)

About the Kaupmees surname

Kaubi Mart means: Mart from Kaubi farm (Kaubi talu). We has not family names, only place name, like ancient creecs and indians :)

If slavery were liquidated (1816), the landlords put to the estonians the family names, usualy farm names.

Kaubi = kaup = 1. goods 2. product 3. commodity 4. item 5. merchandise 6. article 7. bargain 8. ware

And "Kaupmees" = "kaup + mees" = "merchandise + man" = merchant

Kaubi talu = "farm of merchant"

Often, children were of the same name as the old dad, grandfather = Mart, Jüri, again Mart, and again Jüri and so on. I think, that it is because old faith = with name is power and property. With name grandfather give power and property to children. Magic transmission of power. Farm or land was very imoprtant - life.