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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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What's in a Name? || Surnames Edition

Happy Tuesday!
We're a day off the usual routine, but no worries there.  Life happens, am I right? ;D

It's the third week of June, which means I've got a set of surnames for you today.  And they're all featured from English origin. :]

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Means "son of Harry." (Harry is a Medieval English form of Henry, meaning "home ruler".)


From Old English cniht meaning "knight", a tenant serving as a mounted soldier.


From an English place name, derived from Old English timber "timber, wood" and lacu "lake, pool, stream."

English, Scottish

Possibly a derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald, referring to "bald-headed," or to the Germanic element bald meaning "bold."

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