Thank you and Personna name question
- First thank you to all that posted info on tents. I am still looking
I am doing research on my personna name for Norwegian either 11th
Century or 16th Cenutury. Original choice was Topaz Teadottir Meyer.
After researching this week, I discovered that Teadottir translation
means "Daughter of Tea" which was fine until I discovered the
underlying meaning was that the father not only wasn't present but
wasn't known. Didn't really want that in my personna's history so
So on to topaz. Found it could be Greek and/or Italian surname.
That doesn't work except that I found a reference to a Runes stone in
Norway with the surname of grikkfara which translates to "traveler to
Greece" So it would work as possibly with Topaz Larsgrikkfaradottir.
quite a mouthful. Oops discover there is no "z" in the Norwegian
alphabet so topaz becomes topas. So I keep searching and discover
that Chaucer's Cantebury Tales has "The Tale of Sir Topas" . Hmm now
how do I get the jump from 13th Century England to Norway? And get the
surname to a given name? Can anyone point me in the directions of some
good name sources for documentation?
Thanks in advance,