Re: CHAT: Newfs (was: Getting into the intro game)
|From:||Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 16, 2002, 9:19|
That is a possibility, though I'd still plump for a low countries
connection. Even today, a lot of landowners in this area have perfectly good
Dutch names such as van Poortvliet, dating from probably the 17th century
when the Dutch came over to reclaim the marshland by drainage and pumping.
> IIRC, Norfolk was in the Danelaw, so perhaps from Norse, meaning"brother"?
> -Wayne Chevrier
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