surname » sirname

Variant(s):  sirname, sir-name

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • All we know about it is that the men who got up the petition made up this name from certain letters found in the sir-names of the signers. (Schoolcraft County Pioneer (Manistique, Mich.), vol. 3, no. 35 (Dec. 23, 1882), pg. 3)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • acw, Mark Liberman, et al. (link)
| link | entered by JamesOfMichigan, 2005/03/25 |

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