surnames

Today at lunch we were discussing the meanings and origins of names. It all started with Wesley who wanted to know where the name Moyer came from. Who was the first person to be called Moyer? I told him that our first ancester from long ago was Moyer the Destroyer.

hahaha – that’s only funny if you’ve seen Veggietales – The Star of Christmas. 🙂

After that we moved on to some simpler surnames: Miller, Baker, Smith. Roger informed us that Voth is a royal name; it has something to do with the word king. And then on to Hunsberger. I was surprised when I asked them if they knew the meaning of -berg- and Judah answered right away with “a town.”

The best meaning I’ve heard for my maiden name is: one who comes from the German town of Hunsberg.

I’m glad my relatives didn’t come from Hamburg, Germany…

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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