[ANSTHRLD] Anton de LaTour name
Coblaith at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 9 11:58:28 PDT 2009
Gregor Mac Beathain wrote:
> The client is requesting the name Anton de Latour. . .Submitter
> would like the correct name form for 14th Cen. France. . .
> Incidentally, I think it's pretty clear that "Anton" wasn't in use
> as a given name in 14th-century France. But if the client would
> rather use that form than have a historically accurate name, he
> probably can. More than two dozen men named "Anton" are listed in
> Juliana de Luna's "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century"
It occurs to me that it might be worth mentioning, here, that
Juliana's article (cited above) also includes the locative byname "de
la Torre". So a historically accurate name using "Anton" with a
byname meaning 'of the tower' is possible, just not in French.
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