Saturday, April 27, 2013

Surname Saturday

Do you know the origin of your surname?

Our family's surname [my married surname] is Henry. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the surname HENRY:
Henry is an English male given name and a surname, borrowed from Old French, originally of Germanic origin (Haimirich) from the elements haim (“‘home’”) and ric (“‘ruler’”). Equivalents in other languages are Henrik (Scandinavian), Heinrich (German), Eanruig (Scots Gaelic), AnraĆ­ (Irish), Enrico (Italian), Henri (Modern French), Enrique (Spanish), Henrik (Hungarian), Henryk (Polish), Henning (Swedish) and Henrique (Portuguese).

Although hubby has not done a DNA study yet, hopefully soon, we know from research that his earliest known Henry ancestor was from Scotland. As was probably my paternal family line, Bean [there or Ireland]. My maternal family line, Dreher.

What about family?

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