Types of surnames
The meanings and origins of Medieval surnames extend to:
– places (William of Wykeham, Roland of York)
– profession (John Smith, Richard Baker) 64 more words
What’s that thing Shakespeare wrote about roses? Something about thorns, right? Drat those awful thorns!
We live in a pretty small town, where there are 30 or so grocery stores, maybe 10 or so “good” ones, and whichever we pick there’s a decent chance somebody shopping or working there will recognize us and stop to chat. 1,405 more words
My name Elsden, is possibly of Scandinavian origin; there is a village in Northumbria called Elsdon, but we have no connection with that. Our Elsdens came from Norfolk; my dad always said we came from Sweden and arrived at King’s Lyne a sea port on the River Ouse where it flows into the Wash. 441 more words