Thank you and Personna Question
- It appears that my initial post went off into the email blackhole. So
at the risk of repeating myself.
First thank you to all that posted info on tents. I am still looking
and debating merits of different tents.
In the mean time, 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 dropped it.
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,
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they
shall never cease to be amused.
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