Why my wife should be happy with her adopted surname.

I stumbled across the above in The Origin of English Surnames whilst taking my lunch break in ¬†Newcastle City Library today. So ‘Belshaw’ is a surviving form of ‘Belcher’ meaning ‘pretty face’, ‘pretty look’ and ‘one of a pleasant, cheerful demeanour’.

Could be worse. :-p


About Doug Belshaw

Open Educational Thinkerer. Consultant focusing on #digilit & #openbadges. Previously: @mozilla / @jisc / school senior leader / #historyteacher.

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