Origins of Angel Surnames: Accuracy in Historical Fiction Writing

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Origins of Angel Surnames: Accuracy in Historical Fiction Writing

In the course of writing Angel of Mercy, I did some research into the origin of the family’s surnames.

This is what I found out:

Bartlette – English with some pockets in Scotland

Steward – Scottish-English

Goodwin – English

Grey – Anglo-Saxon

Taylor – English with French origins

Winthrop – from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Appleton – a locational name referring to any of several English towns named Appleton

Hill – English

Morris – English and French

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Updated: 26 October 2020
Melina Druga
Most kids have an active imagination. My imagination has stayed strong into adulthood, and I’ve funneled that creativity into a successful writing career. I write history, both fiction and nonfiction, because although your school history classes may have been boring, the past is not. My goal is to bring the past to life in all its myriad of colors.
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