the etymology of names

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my (fae) maiden (iron maiden) name is scottish.

it means “valley of the ¿fair? ¿far? hill”.

me da got typed records from some one who researched our family name in many of its variations.

this is before the internet, folks. 1960-something.

and no, i won’t research it on — who gives a f*ck?



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Ann James

Ann James

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.