Concerning Some Scotch Surnames ...

Edmonston and Douglas, 1860 - 69 Seiten

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Seite 31 - He needs must think of her once more, How in the grave she lies; And with his hard, rough hand he wipes A tear out of his eyes.
Seite 31 - Are strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.
Seite 30 - Saltpetre." The chief artisan of the community is the Smith, a stalwart man, whose descendants are to increase and multiply till they replenish the earth. We must not quite take our idea of him from the modern attendant of the forge and anvil, nor even from Longfellow's fine portrait of the village blacksmith — " Under a spreading chestnut tree, The village smithy stands...
Seite 24 - Englishman in apparel, and shaving of his beard above the mouth, should swear allegiance, and should take to him an English surname of a town, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale ; or colour, as White, Blacke; or arte or science, as Smith or Carpenter; or office, as Cooke or Butler, and that he and his issue should use the same.
Seite 19 - booking' their fisher customers, invariably insert the nick-name or tee-name, and, in the case of married men, write down the wife's along with the husband's name. Unmarried debtors have the names of their parents inserted with their own. In the town-register of Peterhead these signatures occur: Elizabeth Taylor, spouse to John Thompson, Souples ; Agnes Farquhar, spouse to W.
Seite 24 - to take to him an English surname of a town, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale ; or colour, as White, Blacke ; or arte or science, as Smith or Carpenter ; or office, as Cooke or Butler ; and that he and his issue should use the same.
Seite 4 - Hrolf the Ganger." But whether in imitation of the Norman lords, or from the great convenience of the distinction, the use of fixed surnames arose in France about the year 1000; came into England sixty years later, or with the Norman Conquest; and reached Scotland, speaking roundly, about the year 1100. The first example of fixed surnames in any number in England, are to be found in the Conqueror's Valuation Book called Domesday. "Yet in England...
Seite 4 - England, certaine it is, that as the better sort, euen from the Conquest, by little and little, took surnames, so they were not settled among the common people fully until about the time of King Edward the Second, but still varied according to the father's name...
Seite 11 - Border minstrelsy, where they are not represented amiably, being of the unpopular, indeed, unpatriotic faction. The other names have either disappeared, or have suffered a change of a curious kind. The grand old Norman name of De Vesci is now Veitch. De Vere, once still greater, is with us Weir. De Montealto has come through several steps, till it has rested in the respectable but not illustrious name of Mowat. De Monte-fixo is Muschet. De Vallibus — De Vaux — De Vaus — by the simple blunder...
Seite 20 - Buchan fishingvillages of the name of Alexander White. Meeting a girl, he asked: ' ' Could you tell me fa'r Sanny Fite lives ? ' 'Filk Sanny Fite?' 1 Muckle Sanny Fite.' 1 Filk muckle Sanny Fite?

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