Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fine Map: No Relation

After making all these posts about famous people in my family, I thought I'd share a nifty map by Oronce Fine, a person to whom I have no relation whatsoever (there's nothing French anywhere in my DNA), and my surname was given to my paternal great grandfather at a German port after their ship sank (destroying all the family papers). I often imagine that the name is rather common because of the possibility that the answer to the question, "Who are you?" could easily be interpreted by Yiddish-speaking ears as "How are you?"
It sure is a nifty map.

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