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Re: What's in a Name
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 640.  Friday, 8 October 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Mark Morton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 07 Oct 1993 17:40:37 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0635  Two Queries: A Name and Variorum Project
 
(2)     From:   Kenneth McCoy <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 Oct 1993 20:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0635 (matamoro)
 
 
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Date:           Thursday, 07 Oct 1993 17:40:37 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 4.0635  Two Queries: A Name and Variorum Project
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0635  Two Queries: A Name and Variorum Project
 
I recall reading that the name "Costello" (as in "Elvis") is from
the Spanish "Castello".  When the Armada was approaching Britain
(from the north, sneakily) and then got scattered by the gracious
gales of God, some of the Spanish sailors were cast on to the
shores of Ireland.  "Castello" became "Costello" and this event
is also supposed to explain why some people of Irish descent
have black hair and a darker complexion.
 
Mark Morton
 
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Oct 1993 20:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0635 (matamoro)
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0635 (matamoro)
 
I have heard that the "Black Irish" are so-called because of their
supposedly Spanish-Moorish lineage. So there's really no reason why your
friend should look at you in any unusual way for asking.
 

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