2T Check In - August

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2T Check In - August
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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 7:51am

I don't know about you ladies, but I am surprised that it is already August.   This month brings a lot of sun and heat with it.  Check in here and let us know that you are making it.  :smileywink:

How do you plan on keeping cool this month?

Do you enjoy swimming?

What is your favorite cold drink?


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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:52am
Doukhobours are a religious sect, I think. I really should do some research on that since I grew up living with their descendants!

I still think it's chuckle-worthy that there happened to be two men named Ed Jones in a small city filled with Russians. The other Ed's daughter Lori was in my French Immersion program, so we got to know each other a bit beyond the usual phone call to let her family know someone had called us by mistake.

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 1:17am

I've never heard of Doukhobours.  Is that name from a region in Russia?

My maiden name "Proctor" was so much easier to deal with than the married one.  Finnish last names aren't too common, and it seems to throw people off.  Yeah, you lucked out with Jones and Carter!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 1:14am

I guess THEY understood it, but it's too complicated for my American mind.

Umm, shouldn't you be in the 3T folder, young lady?!?!

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 1:11am
Russian names had a similar ending with "ov" and "ovna," I think. I seem to remember that in a series of books by Phillips and Pella, anyway.

When the Doukhobours came to North America, they changed the ending "ov" to "off," so in my area where there was a significant Doukhobour settlement, there are sooo many names ending in "off." You're more likely to run into Russian names than English ones (though I managed both with Jones and Carter LOL).

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 5:14pm

We need to have Linda explain all of this to us. And also why if Olaf had a daughter, her last name would be Olafsdatter? 

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Mon, 08-27-2012 - 11:43pm
That reminds me of the Ek and Eck in our family, which are the same original family but I think they decided on a spelling change because there were so many of them? Must check with Dad on the exact reasoning, it's lost in my memory somewhere. (Or I never understood.)

I think that's the Swedish part of the family, with both Swedish and Norwegian on that side.

On my mum's side, there's Scottish and Irish. I think Mac and Mc denote son/descendant as well. The O' in O'Hara might be similar.

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Mon, 08-27-2012 - 10:07pm

Ok, Theresa, I'm officially confused!!  Crazy Scandinavians.

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Mon, 08-27-2012 - 4:30pm

Oh yeah... Genealogy was a booger when I got to some Norwegian branches of our family tree. If a man's first name was Olaf, his son's last name was Olafsson.

We have an Olaf "The Woodcutter" Ingjaldsson. His father's first name was Ingjald. and his son's last name was Olafsson. So I wonder if he just went by Olaf the Woodcutter? Lol!

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Sat, 08-25-2012 - 12:59am

Erik's paternal grandather was 100% Finnish, and they didn't have LAST names until I think the 1800's.  That complicated the geneaology research he was trying to do!

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 11:00pm
One of my childhood friends is German and she didn't have a middle name. I found it weird back then, but she said it was a German thing. (At least back in the late '70's. :smileywink: )

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