Of Certain English Surnames and Their Occasional Odd Phases When Seen in Groups
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...Shores, and Strands, and sometimes come across a Ferry; meet with Waves, Billows, Breakers, Spray, Eddies, Water, Fountains, Waterfalls, and Puddles; and among objects.which are more of Man's device than Nature's, are in a labyrinth of Streets, Roads, Ways, Highways, and Byways; are frequently near Wells, Wharfs, and Quays, Townsends, Waymarks, Milestones, and Mines. Among visible objects of Nature, Trees, Flowers, and Fruits pleasantly relieve our namebooks. Of the former, Tree as a root-name is varied in Twehetrees, Chreentree, Appletree Peartree, Crabtree, Plumtree, Hawtree, &c. There are the Palm, Cedar, Cork, Sycamore, Beech, Elm, Pollard, Shrubb, Maple, Bay, Laurel, Myrtle, Holly, Elder, Box, Willow, Aspen, Alder, Privet, Withy. The Oak has its plural of Sevenoaks and other compounds, and its fruit the Acorn: the Ash has also a plural in the form of Fiveash. A natural adjunct to Ivy is found in Ivyleaf, and Thorn has pleasing varieties in Siherthorn, Rosethorn, and Blandthom. Might a keen sense of scourging have first suggested Birchenough as an expansion of Birch; and was the name of Yew, when Of the many names which have suffered by clipping, that of Apletre may be quoted as an instance of the severest possible pruning. first given to man or taken by him, applied to "a hale green" one, the patriarch of a century? Not only do nearly all British trees, but all the parts of a tree and the material it provides, supply surnames--as Boot, Boles, Stump, Branch, Bough, Twig, Sprig, Leaf, Tendril; Timber--Top, Lop, and Bark; Flank, Board, Inchboard Beak, Post, Bail, Billet, Pole, Stick, Stake, Faggot, Stubb, Block, Chipp, Lath; and likewise Sapp and Gum. In the company of Floral Names we meet with Flowers, Garland, and...
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