What's in a Name? [Surnames]

Wow.  I haven't blogged all week. . . O_o  And it seems today you may get two posts in one day.

Because it's Friday.  Remember?  A + A Fridays?  Yep.  Don't forget to check back later!

Ahem.  Looking back in my archived posts, I realized I have only published one TWO rounds of surnames.  Yes.  Way back in. . . July and, um, September of 2013.  So, here's a new set for you, my fellow writer.  :]

Source:  Location
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  BAHR-lo

Meaning & History
Derived from a number of English place names with varying meanings: "barley hill," "barn hill," "boar clearing," or "barley clearing."

Side note:  This is the surname of one of my MCs in Kyndi's story.  Edmund Barlow, British citizen and wealthy businessman residing in London.

Source:  Given Name
Usage:  German
Pronunciation:  BRAND-t

Meaning & History
German variant of the surname Brand, which is derived from the Germanic given name Brando or its Old Norse derivative Brandr, meaning "sword."

Side note:  Another of my character names.  Jack Brandt, security chief and personal bodyguard (and friend) of Edmund Barlow. (Yes, another Brit.)  :]

Source:  Occupation
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  SAY-lore

Meaning & History
Occupational name for a leaper, dancer, or acrobat, from the Old French sailleor.

Usage:  English, Norwegian
Pronunciation:  HUTCH-in-son

Meaning & History
Unknown.  Possibly means "son of Hutchins," which could be taken from Hudson, meaning "son of Hudde" (a Medieval diminitive of Hugh or possibly Richard.)

Heheh.  I couldn't resist putting a picture of Hutch from the old TV show "Starsky and Hutch" with this name.  :]

Names and meanings via surname.behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

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