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Thread #18274   Message #181243
Posted By: Eric the Viking
19-Feb-00 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: Nickname II
Subject: RE: Nickname II
I got called Eric the Viking at school when we learnt about Eric Bloodaxe. My dad was a historian and our family name dates back to about 565AD from the village of Lackford-Suffolk. My family history is pretty much chartable as my dad did almost all the work to search it out, there are very few gaps of only a few years from about 700 AD. I was brought up on tales of Vikings, Saxons etc including their mythology. I have always been "the viking". My daughter is called Freja (Freyja-Odins daughter) The Lackfords were Anglo-Saxon of Danish/Frisian decent( NOT like friesien cows!! or else I'll take a beef at that!) The village is still there, the Manor house, church (10th century) and farm are still there, as is the area known as West Stow which was part of the Hundred of Thingo an ancestor. So folks Eric the Viking it is!! I have lots of my dads work (he died 21 years ago) and a fairly complete history. Eric the Viking.