Sunday, June 29, 2003

My favorite surname is Hunsucker. The first time I saw this name anywhere it was written inside the cover of an old novel I used to own that had been printed in the 20's. For several years I wondered if I was reading the name right. It was in cursive script and written with a fountain pen, but I was pretty sure it said Hunsucker. Later I did some online research and confirmed that the surname Hunsucker actually existed. Our surnames are often remnants of our ancestor's trades: Smith, Farmer, Carver, etc. What, I ask you, did the Hunsucker family do to earn such a moniker? And why did they limit themselves to huns?

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