Robert Frost's poem "A Cliff Dwelling" reminds me of the people who must have lived here "Oh years ago--ten thousand years" and enjoyed the beauty and safety of a cliff. A place "to rest from his besetting fears". Welcome to mine.
In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.
The 6 names for today will bring us to 848 new names learned this year.That leaves 1166 names still to learn this year, and we are starting to move through the year a bit more quickly, it seems. I'm still quite behind on researching the names and I've probably started to fall behind a bit in introducing them to you. I'll try to do better! (especially on researching the names) How many of the names with meanings or origin or some other information have you read or learned so far?
Iolana -Hawaiian form of the Greek name Yolanda, which means "violet flower".
Yvrose- Thank goodness for new discoveries! I made this one this past week. But I have not yet had time to research it. At first glance it seems to be a smoosh of Yvette or Yvonne and Rose. If I find something more I will let you know.
BOYS Aata - Celtic, meaning "stone" or "bear" or Germanic meaning "thor, the eagle" or the Maori form of Arthur, with those same meanings
St. Bartholomew's martyrdom
Barthélemy or Barthélémy - French, from the Aramaic name Bar-Tolmay, which means "son of Tolmay" or "son of the furrows". The English equivalent is Bartholomew which comes from the Greek "Bartholomaios", which comes from the Aramaic Bar-Tolmay. Saint Barthelemy is a Caribbean Island, more commonly known as St. Bart's.
Last night I came across a website where someone put all the research they had found on William Lockhart and people they thought might be related to them. It looked like one researcher, Jacki Riffey, at that time was trying to make a connection between this William Lockhart and the Josiah Lockhart of Lancaster, PA. I doubt that is the relationship though. It seems more likely that they would be brothers. The researcher who had gathered all this information had William married to Joanna and so they seemed to think that this William was the William who married Joanna Train in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. However they also had him married to Joanna Wiley. Joanna Train was a widow when she married William Lockhart, so she could very well also be Joanna Wiley. I'm not sure about all the theories this researcher had on their website. It might be that the William Lockhart who died in Beaver, Pennsylvania is the same William Lockhart I've come across in Frederick County, Virginia. It might not.