Meaning of LAST names
- View SourceDear Art Educators,
I know you folks don't get into the etymology of words as much as I do
But just in case you want to do a lesson on names and their meaning....
Here is the Behind the Names - Surnames (limited list):
Also see About .com (Limited list of names)
I just happened across these two sites looking for the meaning of a friend's
last name - found my own too.
This is the first name site:
There are good sites for Islamic/Muslim names, too.
For folks who DO like the word origins...Microsoft Encarta Dictionary is an
excellent source. I don't even have a hard copy dictionary in my office
anymore. Encarta even has the origin of many "naughty" words.
I liked doing art about words.
Judy Decker - Ohio
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