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.
I came across these in a book on New York genealogy. Technically some of the names are Connecticut, England, or Holland, but since they are in the ancestry of New Yorkers, I felt the title for this post applied.
Catoonah- name of an Indian chief in Long Island in the early 1700s
Cuyler- I've seen Kyler in recent years, but this spelling was the first name of the author of a book on genealogy published in 1914.