Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 104
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 104

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
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ADDA-ROOM Bedroom A S L O W O S $ 1 1 9 5 Family Room « $ 1695 KITCHENS BATHS REMODELED AT EQUALLY LOW PRICES WE SPECIALIZE IN LOW PRICES HIGHEST QUALITY SATISFIED CUSTOMERS 100% Financing Available LICENSED AND INSURED LAKEWOOD ENERAL 'BUILDERS Member! of Orcarer lafc*Mraod Chamber of Commtrc* CALL FOR t+A ^ (MOO FREE APPOINTMENT l?A j-04ZO ESTIMATES Phone Day or Evening Incl. Saf. Sun. 2119 CURRY ST. Southland Magazine presents an interesting and informative photography column, "Camera Angles," each Sunday. WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN ALUMINUM AWNINGS W« have Jlgg, Aluminum Awnings for ·vary need at a price to meet your budgof. 10-YEAR PAINT GUARANTEE · EASY TERMS · Licensed and Insured ORNAMENTAL IRON COLUMNS. STOOPS. STAID RAILS, INTERIORS. HATES, CAS. AND WROUGHT IRON FURNITURE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1950 Ornamental Iron Manufactured in Our Own Shop WEST COAST METALCRAFTS PHONE GA 4-1564 3?80 CHERRY AYE BUDGET TERMS LA KEINA HVLE WHAT YOUR NAME MEANS MISS HULE: Would ·** be grateful for genealogy on DOYLE. _ L.R.D., San Pedro; E.D., Long Beach. L.D., E.D.: The Gaelic source of the Irish name DOYLE was O'Duhghall, meaning "Sons of the dark foreigner." This referred to a dark-haired, Danish ancestor who was among invading Viking settlers of a town on Ireland's east coast more than 1,000 years ago. Descendants of the foreigner in Erin are now found in most Irish counties and in every English- speaking country in the world. The family's early name was changed from O'Duughall to O'Dogall, then D o y l e . The Doyles were among Irish nobility and were granted a coat- of-arms having three stag heads . on a silver shield. DEAK MISS RULE: Please tell the origin and history of THORNTON. -- C.W.T., J.F.T., Long Beach. C.T., J.T.: The THORNTONS of England have the town of Thornton in Yorkshire named after them.-The name described a-farm covered with thorn-trees or bushes (Thorne-Tun). Hugh and Richard Thorneton were late 13th century Yorkshire land owners. A branch of the family owned Whitton Castle in Northumberland for centuries. The Thorntons distinguished themselves for bravery in the 15th century Wars of the Roses. Their coat-of-arms has a silver, chevron across the center of a black shield. Matthew Thornton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his son James, both of Pelham, Massachusetts, served in the Revolutionary War. DEAE MISS RULE: Will you comment on the name SELF.-- E.M.S., Huntington Beach. E.M.S.: SELF, one of the few E n g l i s h surnames that is spelled like a word in oifr modern language, has a meaning far removed from Ihe present usage of "self." The surname began as "Sae-wulf," translated as "sea-wolf," portraying an early British navigator. This baptismal name was gradually changed to Saeulfi then to Self. Christina and John de Schelf, who used an early variation of the name, lived in Yorkshire in 1379. The Self family coat-of- arms has a silver cross centered on a green shield. DEAR MISS RUM!: We. would appreciate information on the surname THOMAS. -Mrs. J.H., Mrs. E.B.T., Long Beach. J.H., E.T.: THOMAS was at first an English given-name used in honor of the Apostle Saint Thomas. His name signified "a twin." By the 1200s Thomas became a surname and was recorded in many parts of England. The Thomases of Wales were descended from Thomas An (son of) Llewellyn, last king of South Wales. They use the royal Welsh coat-of- arnis, a gold rampant lion on a scarlet, gold-bordered shield. Capt. Nathaniel Thomas, born in Wales in 1606, emigrated to Massachusetts. He married Jennie Briggs whose father arrived at Plymouth Rock on the Ship Fortune in 1621. DEAR MISS RULE: We would like your' analysis of KAVANAUGH a n d CAVANAUGH. -- R.L., Mrs. C.J.M., J,ong Beach. R.L., -CM.: T h e K A V A - · NJAUGHS were .originally, the , Irish clan O'Caomaimc, de- scendants of a chieftain called Caoman, meaning "gentle one," a neighborly characterization of the family's kindly progenitor. The clan has been traced back to an llth century king of Leinster province in Erin. They were able to prove/their noble origin in 1554 and were elevated to a barony. The family coat-of-arms has a red passant lion above two red crescent moons centered on a silver shield. CAVANAUGH is a spelling variation of the more usual name Kavanaugh. DEAR MISS RULE: Please give brief genealogy and coat- of-arms for SIMPSON. -- J.L., Bellflower; J.S., Westminster; H.S., Wilmington. J.L., J.S., H.S.: When surnames were first used in the 1100s, the most popular source for them was given-names. The a n c i e n t Biblical given-name Simon, with the strange, unin- terpretable meaning "one who hears," was the source of the English surnames SIMPSON, SUnson, Simms -and Simonson. Simpson (Son of Simon) is a dialect form of the original (Continued on Page 19) DUNCANBU1LT HOMES Otte of Contfiton'i oldeti contirucsiott romfaniti Offers for Your Inspection Out, Tu-o at Tbree-Rrdroom Moa'fl Homes, Duplex *n4 T*ro~Stor) Income Units Exclusive but /Vo£ Expensive W* fuiTd from fair Plaai or O*rs g«S.°J,H.,». "HARRY V. DUNCAN JR. Contractors Asin. GENERA! BUtLDINO CONTRACTOR 01 CUUoroIa l«2Z-!« Alluilic--1705 E. Conpl-n BI.J. NC 5-1117 M M74I Our borne* approved Iw r.U.A. jtud State Vc* IMUU. CLEARING OUT ALL FLOOR SAMPLES AT PRICES BELOW OUR COST . . . AND WE'RE THE MANUFACTURER! HUGE SAVINGS! Pillow Back CLUB CHAIR 100% tale* Foam Choice of Fabrics o hyde. Retails for 140.00 SPECIAL CONTEMPORARY SOFA Choice cf Fabrici or Naugahyde 100% Poly-Foam Cushions. 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