[ANSTHRLD] D'Etcheverry name questions

Jennifer Smith jds at randomgang.com
Tue Jan 29 19:56:13 PST 2002

On 30 Jan 2002 at 20:49, Andrea Hicks wrote:
> Hopefully someone can find a dated source, but I found <Etcheverry> in
> Dauzat, Albert.  Dictionnaire Etymologique des Noms de Famille et des
> Prenoms de France. Librairie Larousse, 1987, ISBN 2-03-340309-2, page
> 240, s.n. Etche, n. basque signifiant 'maison'...; <Etcheberry>, <
> -verry>..."
> Alas!  I don't understand French.

Neither do I, but Altavista's babelfish doesn't do too bad of a job.
According to it, it is Basque, meaning 'house', which is found in
many family names such as 'top of house', 'red house', 'wood house',
'two houses', and in Etcheverry's case, 'new house'.

-Emma de Fetherstan

Jennifer Smith
jds at randomgang.com

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