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Subject: Re: Tait
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: August 25, 2005 at 3:38 AM
Reply to: Tait by Andromeda

Interesting story.
Tait and Tate are both found as spellings of this surname. It comes from the Old Norse teitr, meaning "cheerful", but it seems to have been a given name rather than a description. I think it belonged mainly to Northern England and Lowland Scotland. Tait was the name of a Scottish Border clan, based in Roxburghshire, and Tate and Lyle are a well-known firm (sugar refiners) based in Liverpool.

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  • Tait - Andromeda  Aug 24 2005, 3:41 PM
    • Re: Tait - Jim Young  Aug 25 2005, 3:38 AM