The long voyage of the ship Pasteur

The Pasteur was a ship with a grand history of sailing the world’s oceans for forty one years. Designed as a luxury liner, with greyhound speed, she “saved” the gold reserves of France before World War Two.

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Origin of the Pasteur surname

Pasteur as a surname originated from an occupation. The surname developed from the Latin word “pastor”, which means “shepherd”. The people who herded sheep were named “Pastor”, then Pastour, Pastre and Pasteur. In German, Pasteur became Pfarrer. Continue reading “Origin of the Pasteur surname”