Saturday, February 11, 2017

What's in a name

I have a bit of an odd name. One day I must have run across an ad for and been bored enough to click through to the origin and meaning. I'd known it was of German origin, but had been under the impression it had something to do with "house" or "home." Ancestry had this to say though:

Horwedel Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a swampy ford, from hor ‘dirt’ + wede ‘woods’.

Hmm. Who knew? Sort of a 'person of the earth.' I'll take that.