Thursday, February 01, 2007

English surnames. And what they mean.

Behindthename has a nice listing of English surnames and their meanings. Here I discovered Ramsey means garlic island, Pressley means priest's meadow, Perry is derived from pear tree, Palmer means pilgrim, Ogden means dweller of the oak valley, Nixon means son of Nicholas, Kipling is the name of a town in Yorkshire and Kellog is derived from killer of hogs.

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