Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cari Van Den Berg & Simon Burrows RIIIIP: Berg, Burrows, Hills

The Deaths in 2015 site lists under August 6 and 5 respectively:
Note the following etymology of their surnames:
  • Berg: a prehistoric hill fort or fortified settlement..."beorg", and Olde High German "burg". 
  • Burrows : from..."beorg" or the Old High German "berg" meaning a hill or mountain
So we have an addition to the recent and prolific "Hill, High..." pattern-cluster. And note from the etymology dictionary:
  • barrow (n.2) ... hill, mound,"...from PIE root *bhergh- (2) "high, elevated"
Note the titles of the following posts made over the last few days: