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Subject: Re: 7 masculine names
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: February 18, 2009 at 11:41:26 AM
Reply to: 7 masculine names by CN
Nissen could be from the surname Nissen. According to Hanks & Hodges' A Dictionary of Surnames,, that has two different derivations:

1. From the Yiddish male name Nisn, itself derived from Nisan, the name of a month in the Hebrew calendar.

2. From a German and Danish partonymic from Nicholas; a surname found mostly in Schleswig.

P.S. Teila cannot be from the Hawaiian language, because there is no "T" in Hawaiian. :)

This message was edited by the author on February 18, 2009 at 11:43:25 AM

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