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  • Sara L Uckelman
    I sent this this afternoon, but it appears to have never made it to the list, so I m resending it. -Aryanhwy ... Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:07:33 +0200 From:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 21 11:49 AM
      I sent this this afternoon, but it appears to have never made
      it to the list, so I'm resending it.

      -Aryanhwy


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      Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:07:33 +0200
      From: Sara L Uckelman <liana@...>
      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Thinking of persona

      Quoth "James":
      > I'm going to continue using my last name of Seward, It makes
      > the SCA more intresting to me to live as my family might have. Now im
      > still not sure of time or where exactly in England. If anyone has
      > sugestions or ideas about a time period and place. I would love to
      > hear them.

      <Seward> is originally from the Old English given name <S{ae}weard>
      (where {ae} is the a-e ligature). As a result, some form of this
      surname is appropriate for pretty much the entire SCA period, so
      things are very flexible. (In particular, the surname shows up as
      <Sewarde> in the 1541 Lay Subsidy of London - see my "Index of Names
      in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London"
      http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/london1541.html)

      My best recommendation would be to just browse through the articles
      on English names in the Medieval Names Archive, at www.s-gabriel.org/
      names/english.shtml, perhaps picking a time period based on some
      era of history, clothing, or technology that interests you most.

      When I get home from work, I should be able to check my dictionaries
      of English surnames and provide you with other examples of <Seward>
      throughout our period, as well as probably with the locations where
      they were recorded, if you want to pick your place to that great of
      detail.

      - -Aryanhwy




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