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"Significant Signs"

They have appearances different
But they have the looks the same
And if to vivify the vowels and the consonants undying
And shift the rhymes and surcoat the surnames timeless – 9 more words

What's in a (medieval, Scottish) name?

Medieval names are harder than I thought. Apparently, they’re fairly complicated, often including “occupational bynames” and “fixed, inherited family surnames.” Yeah, I don’t understand any of it — I’ll probably just call everyone Allistaire. 31 more words

Joyce's Book

...of Burrard & Bay, tourists, & 'ah so'...

…”Burrard is 2nd most expensive street in Canada”…”Tourists flood Vancouver in record breaking year”…”Japan: Court upholds rule that married couples must have same surname”…

Burrard Street. 253 more words

Spanish Surnames

In Spain children are typically given their first name and have two surnames. The first surname is their father’s first surname and the second is the first of their mother’s surname. 41 more words

Research & Resources


If you are researching an European surname there is a chance you are capturing every instance of that surname wherever you locate it irrespective of whether it connects to your own family or not. 203 more words

Research & Resources

What's In A Name?

I am a part-time music teacher and one of the things I do with my groups of 2-3-4 year olds is clap the rhythms of their names. 411 more words