Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012
Cue the theme from Local Hero! Heydon is a locative surname – which means it comes from a place – and that place is a pretty wee village in Norfolk called ‘Heydon’. That’s a must on the itinerary en route to York! A couple by the name of Cindy & Jamie own the Heydon tearooms and I just emailed to say we would be dropping in. I love having such a small world to play in these days.
The other common type of surname is ‘occupative’ – from what people did for work – Baker, Smith, Thatcher, Butcher, Carpenter and so on. On the Vanuatu trip we had a student called Fletcher and I made a passing remark that his forebears would have made arrows. He gave me a look that said that there were only three bears, along with Goldilocks. Oh well… The bottom photo is of Heydon Hall – very excited about visiting this village to see where my bears once lived!