ANSTHRLD - Fwd: Jeanne's name submission Kathri at
Tue Jan 2 08:23:47 PST 2001

In a message dated 1/2/2001 9:26:08 AM Central Standard Time, 
maridonna at writes:

> I'm probably waaaaaay off base here but the feminine name that I read in
>  that entry is <Seburga>. To me it seems that <Sibri>, etc. are by-names,
>  but I, a herald of four years do *not* want say that Talan, an expert,
>  is wrong.

You're both right; what Talan actually says in his article is that Sibri is a 
_metronymic_ byname, so there is some feminine name it is built from.  The 
asterisk by "Sibri" at means that 
"Sibri" may be a genitive form, or a nominative used as an unmarked genitive. 
 Given that Talan is pickier than most of the CoA, I'd say it's worth trying. 
 But the documentation needs to be formatted much more clearly, and now is 
the time to do it.  My suggestion:

Sibri - English feminine given name derived from metronymic shown by Reaney 
and Wilson under "Seaber" as "Alan Sibri 1279."  See also the introduction to 
 "Feminine Given Names in _A Dictionary of English Surnames_" (1994, Talan 
Gwynek (Brian M. Scott)) at and 
the listing of this spelling at

"de Aldebourne"  --  English locative surname dated in this spelling to 1380 
in Oxfordshire England as found in "English Names from Pre-1600's Brass 
Inscriptions" (1996, Julian Goodwyn (Janell K. Lovelace)) at Ekwall under 
Aldbourne shows "Aldeborne DB." Reaney and Wilson under Alborne derive the 
locative surname from Albourne in Susex, and list "John de Aleburn' 1177" and 
"Nicholas Alebourne 1332."


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