Treasure

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Treasure

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Treasure means "Precious thing" and is of English origin.
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Treasure is of Unknown origin and means "Valuable".
  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Treasure means "Saint" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from , the name Treasure is of Unknown origin and means "Beauty".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Treas"ure
Senses
  1. Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve."This treasure hath fortune unto us given." [Chaucer.]
  2. A great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty."We have treasures in the field, of wheat and of barley, and of oil and of honey." [Jer. xli. 8.]
  3. That which is very much valued."Ye shall be peculiar treasure unto me." [Ex. xix. 5.]"From thy wardrobe bring thy chiefest treasure." [Milton.]

Etymology: OE. tresor tresour, F. trésor, L. thesaurus, Gr. � a stone laid up, treasure, probably from the root of � to put, place. See Thesis, and cf. Thesaurus

verb Treas"ure
To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to treasure up gold.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
  2. A collection of precious things ("the trunk held all her meager treasures")
  3. Any possession that is highly valued by its owner ("the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures")
  4. Accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc. ("the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies")
  5. Be fond of; be attached to
  6. Hold dear
Wiktionary

From Old French tresor (“treasury”), from Latin thēsaurus (“treasure”), from Ancient Greek θησαυρός (thēsaurós, “treasure house”).

  1. (uncountable) A collection of valuable things; accumulated wealth; a stock of money, jewels, etc.
  2. (countable) Anything greatly valued.
  3. (countable) A term of endearment.

Notable Persons Named Treasure

Treasure was born in Oklahoma. Treasure is also known as Jones and Ashley.

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Treasure Kauapirura is a sports team member for the F.C. Civics Windhoek.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Treasure

Sisely Treasure is a pop, rock, dance, electronic, and rock music musician. She plays Bass guitar and Keyboard instrument. She was most active from 2002 to present.

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Janet was born in 1952.

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Rachael was given the name Rachael Jennifer Smith on December 4th, 1968 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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John Treasure was an advertising executive. John was born on June 20th, 1924 in Usk, Monmouthshire. He passed away on February 9th, 2004.

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Frank was born on January 10th, 1925 in Fremantle. He breathed his last breath on April 9th, 1998.

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How popular is the baby name Treasure in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1935 16 16 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 8 8 0
1942 10 10 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 9 9 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 9 9 0
1950 6 6 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 8 8 0
1954 7 7 0
1955 9 9 0
1957 7 7 0
1958 11 11 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 6 6 0
1962 10 10 0
1964 9 9 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 13 13 0
1967 11 11 0
1968 9 9 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 11 11 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 18 18 0
1975 23 23 0
1976 19 19 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 21 21 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 27 27 0
1981 26 26 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 26 26 0
1984 20 20 0
1985 29 29 0
1986 65 65 0
1987 58 53 5
1988 45 45 0
1989 56 56 0
1990 59 59 0
1991 72 72 0
1992 70 70 0
1993 87 87 0
1994 99 99 0
1995 119 119 0
1996 125 118 7
1997 130 124 6
1998 130 130 0
1999 122 115 7
2000 135 127 8
2001 212 205 7
2002 219 214 5
2003 228 220 8
2004 274 274 0
2005 209 204 5
2006 230 225 5
2007 214 207 7
2008 208 208 0
2009 246 239 7
2010 209 204 5
2011 199 193 6
2012 253 246 7
2013 242 242 0
2014 258 246 12
2015 250 245 5
2016 267 262 5
2017 274 269 5

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Popularity of Treasure as a first name

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Popularity of Treasure as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Treasure U.S.
  White 66.09% 64.26%
  African American 27.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Treasure

People with the last name Treasure are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Treasure

  • How Popular is the name Treasure? Treasure is the 3,394th most popular name of all time. As a last name Treasure was the 27,804th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Treasure have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,941 babies born with the first name Treasure in the United States. That's more than enough people named Treasure to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Treasure? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Treasure first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Treasure is Thursday, January 6th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Treasure born? The highest recorded use of the first name Treasure was in 2004 with a total of 274 babies.
  • Random Treasure Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Treasure is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Treasure: Your name in reverse order is Erusaert. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eaerstur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Treasure? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 864 people with the last name Treasure.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Treasure? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Treasure as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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.
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