Monday, 10 July 2017

Last Name Uxor?

My erudite friend Bryan Cook wrote to tell me about the passenger list of the Hopewell berthing in 1635 at the Massachusetts Bay Colony listing Robert Titus and his wife Hannah with Uxor as her maiden name.
Those schooled in Latin might remember that uxor is the word for wife. Hannah's actual maiden name was Carter. This is far from the only mistaken use of Uxor as a last name.

1 comment:

Celia Lewis said...

Ah, the famous Uxor name... I have many reasons to be happy I took Latin in high school.