Where does it originates?
Since when do they use it?
I’ll never know 🙂
But there are some options!
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zouave#Papal_Zouaves -> a part of the French army, evolved to some kind of private guards of the pope… Not related to the Swiss Guard. On the contrary, the zouaves where slaughtered by them…
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zouaoua -> a random tribe in Algeria
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swabia -> a region in the south of Germany
- http://belgian-surnames-origin-meaning.skynetblogs.be/archive/2012/07/04/s-belgische-familienamen-noms-de-famille-belges-belgische-zu1.html ->the name for people from the city of Zwevezele, Zwevik in the west of flanders.
Let us pick the coolest one, and tell everybody I’m descend from some uber-cool army dudes!