Sunday, November 6, 2011

We are family!

Where does your last name come from?

My last name is Pilmer. It's a rather rare last name that comes from the Tweedside district of southern Scotland. There is evidence that it was once spelled Pillmuir and muir means moor in Scottish.

You may have figured out from my post yesterday that my maternal family name is Palmer. It does get a little confusing sometimes.

I love having a rare last name. It's surprising how often people can't seem to pronounce it (it's phonetic, I assure you), but you get used to it after awhile. I fully intend to keep it as a middle name when the time comes for a new last name.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone from bed because I was almost asleep before remembering I hadn't posted yet

1 comment:

Giggles said...

Last names are so fascinating especially because they are relatively new in the history of people.