Subject: Re: Hyde..?
Author: J.Y.   (guest)
Date: March 6, 2007 at 6:14 AM
Reply to: Hyde..? by Elizabeth

English, though a famous Hyde was Douglas, first president of the Irish Republic. He was, I believe, of English parentage. Being an Irish scholar he devised an Irish version of his name, Dughlas de hÍde, a name that had no history but which followed patterns of gaelicisation of English names.
The surname Hyde comes from the name of a town in Cheshire, Northern England. The original meaning was that the land rent was one(cow?)hide.

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  • Hyde..? - Elizabeth  Mar 3 2007, 6:11 AM
    • Re: Hyde..? - J.Y.  Mar 6 2007, 6:14 AM