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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ar*te"sian
Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France.

Etymology: F. art├ęsien, fr. Artois in France, where many such wells have been made since the middle of the last century

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure ("an artesian well" and "artesian pressure")

From French puits artésien (“artesian well”), from the former province of Artois where the technique of artesian wells was elaborated by the monks in the 12th century. The place name is from Old French Arteis, from Atrebates, a pre-Roman Gallo-Germanic tribe in northwestern Gaul, from Proto-Celtic *ad-treb-a-t-es (“inhabitants”), from *treb (“home, building”), see also Middle Breton Middle Breton treff (“city”), Welsh Welsh tref (“town”) and Old Irish Old Irish treb (“farm, building”), all from Proto-Indo-European *treb- (“settlement”) (same source as Old English þorp (“village”), Lithuanian Lithuanian troba (“house”), and Provencal Occitan trevar (“to live in a village or house”)). See also Old Irish Old Irish aittrebaid (“inhabitant”).

Fun Facts about the name Artesian

  • When was the first name Artesian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Artesian is Wednesday, January 16th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Artesian? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Artesian. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Artesian: Your name in reverse order is Naisetra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inasarte. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Artesian born May 8, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.