Re: [SCA Newcomers] saying hello and a quick question
- Many records were written in Latin in the Middle Ages, so a byname like
Redhand COULD be written down in Latin rather than the vernacular. However,
in the 13th century English records I consulted when documenting my recent
name change, the given name was more likely to appear in Latin than an
unusual epithet-style byname (the category Redhand would appear under); the
clerks at that point seem to have left the odder bynames in the vernacular
On 1/18/06, Sydney Walker Freedman <freedmas@...> wrote:
> I can't think of any Latin bynames from the 12th century, so I don't know
> if it would be period. I'll check, though. The Norman ones that I have
> seen are in French. (Bynames will turn up in Latin forms in the contexts
> of scholarly works, church documents, and such, which were written
> primarily in Latin. So, you would find names like Gilbertus Anglicus.)
> > I wonder if I should look it up in latin then? Would that work?
> > Iustinos Tekton called Justin wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 January 2006 18:27, Kristine Elliott wrote:
> > > I belive Rufus is Latin.
> > I think you're right. If I recall, it means "red-haired".
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