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This morning I was inspired by another thread and thought that would make a good subject for debate. Anyway, my surname is synonymous with Kent and East Sussex and has two syllables. The first syllable in German means "simpleton or peasant" and the second means "a man-made hill or mound." And does this reflect your personality or influence your lifestyle. The name Carpenter or Baker usually means that your ancestors were cabinet makers and pastie munchers. Or is your name, like mine synoymous with a particular area?

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Re: What's its name. . . .

I have a castle in Scotland on the east coast named after me. (0r rather me after it. No, not 'Chris'.)

My Dad took us there as kids, and when he signed the visitors book, they got all excited and had him chatting for ages.......Must have been a slow day...........

Doesn't have any occupational origins. I guess that my size may be related to the Viking invasions to the east coast of Scotland (I'm 6'6" & very heavy build....Even discounting the beer gut. Imagine HHH has let himself go. That's me.)

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Re: What's its name. . . .

I was thinking of this the other day too. Like how peoples surnames, in the 'olden days', reflected their occupation. Like Taylor, doesn't quite explain the majority; Jones, Owen, Williams etc.

Interesting thought. My mums name is a synonym for pendle hill though so maybe its different for different people....anywho.  

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Re: What's its name. . . .
Big Chris:
I have a castle in Scotland on the east coast named after me. (0r rather me after it. No, not 'Chris'.)




not Chris.......must be called 'Big' Castle then .... Smile