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lasare2
24-06-05, 03:23
Ahoy, All Linguists

Helena- that name I understand.

Samuelsdotter- that I understand

Skepparnabba- I would like an interpretation because it would
would turn me all pink and fuzzy inside to think
that my great great, grandmother, way back
then, 1800-1879, was related to ships and sail-
ing somehow, either through marriage, or even
better, by vocation. My maternal grandmother,
Lena Sofia Mattsdotter Knuts, thanks to family
oral history, had cattle dealings that kept her
famiiiar with the Gulf of Bothnia. and its able
schooners.

The ladies thank you and I thank you.

Lasare2

sanell
26-06-05, 11:43
Iīll try to help you out with this one.

Skeppar/e neans sailor and nabba means cape or point. More like a rock pointing out in a lake. I think itīs called promontory but iīm not sure.

It could also mean a place from were you load cargo into ships.
A swedish expression for dispatching cargo could be "skeppa ut".


Peter Sanell

sanell
26-06-05, 11:48
By the way, were is West Caldwell.

I have relatives in Washington NJ who I visited in november last year.

Peter

sanell
26-06-05, 11:57
I have to make one correction though. Skeppare is a word sailors say when they are addressing a captain, a little bit like a slang expression but not quite.

Peter:confused:

sune
26-06-05, 18:59
Skeppare would be the same stem and have the same meaning as skipper.

It refers to a master of a ship who needen't have a formal training of a sea captain.

Skepparnabba could be translated into "Skipper's End", "Skipper's Head" or "Skipper's Point", nabba meaning a cape, like Sanell wrote.

Sune

lasare2
26-06-05, 19:28
THANKS TO SUNELL AND SUNE,

I'LL SETTLE FOR YOUR EXPALANTIONS WHICH LEAD ME TO
BELIEVE THAT MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER KNEW THE USE OF PINE
TAR AND HEMP. I'LL CREDIT HER FOR PASSING DOWN TO ME A
LOVE FOR SAILING, ALTHOUGH MY SLOOP SITS FORLORN ON HER
CRADLE IN THE BACKYARD AS I GIVE ALL MY ATTENTION TO MY
BRIDE OF 58 YEARS WHO IS SLOWLY DRIFTING INTO THAT
HORRIBLE CONDITION KNOWN AS "THE LONG GOODBYE" BUT
TUCKED AWAY IN OUR MEMORIES ARE MANY HAPPY HOURS
SPENT WITH THE "LEE RAIL UNDER."

WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY, CHECKING THE MAP, IS LOCATED
ABOUT 90 MILES SOUTH, NOT TOO FAR FROM ATLANTIC CITY,
SITUATED IN THE WHARTON STATE FOREST WHICH SHOULD BE
A QUIET PLACE PLACE TO LIVE, WHICH GOES BY ANOTHER
NAME THE FAMOUS "PINE BARRENS" WHERE THE SUPPOSED
"JERSEY DEVIL" USED TO ROAM.

THANKS GAIN FOR YOUR HELP IN ADDING TO MY PICTURE OF
MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER.


LASARE2 (BILL WRIGHT)

lasare2
26-06-05, 19:56
P.S.

WHILE 'SURFING' THE INTERNET AND GOING OVER SOME
PASSENGER LISTS, I HAPPENED TO COME ACROSS A NAME
WHICH PROMPTED THE SEARCH FOR THE MEANING OF
SKEPPARNABBA. ONE WHICH I THINK I UNDERSTOOD AS I
TYPED IT OUT...."SKEPPARHUSTRU", WHICH I TOOK TO MEAN
'SHIP'S WIFE, OR MORE APPROPRIATELY, SKIPPER'S WIFE.
I HAVE DECIDED TO SETTLE FOR THE TWO EXPLANATIONS
KINDLY OFFERED BY SUNNELL AND SUNE.
I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT WEST CALDWELL IS ABOUT 15
MILES WEST OF NEW YORK CITY.....JUST FAR ENOUGH TO BE
SURROUNDED BY QUIET STREETS, LUSH GREEN TREES (I HAVE A
80 FOOT PINE GRACING MY FRONT LAWN) AND GREEN GRASS
THAT NEEDS ATTENTION. CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE BUSTLE OF
THE BIG CITY BUT NOT THAT CLOSE...THANK GOODNESS!!

THANKS AGAIN

LASARE2

lasare2
26-06-05, 21:32
Hi Peter,

Something prompted me to check again the location of
Washington, New Jersey and I found two towns with that
same name, the one I mentined before is about 80-90 miles
south , not too far from Atlantic City and the other, which I
think is a larger town, with a population of about 7,000, is
located in the westen part of what is regarded as northern
New Jersey. I have a feeling that this is the town you visited
which is country with rolling hills and I believe where the old
Morris canal went through. During the Revolutionary War,
George Washington led his "rag-tag" army across New Jersey
several times, hence the name "Washington".

Thanks again

Lasare2

sanell
26-06-05, 22:27
Hi again

I hope I didnīt confuse you to much with "skepparnabba"

The Washington I ment was township of Washington which is about 30 - 40 min north from Newark International airport.
I think I used Garden State Parkway to get there.

Peter

lasare2
27-06-05, 02:28
Hello again, Peter

Checking my "dog-eared" RandMcNally, I recall another
"Washington" up in that direction and it is close enough
New York City for commuters who want to work in the
City and yet get out of the city "when day is done.:

Commuting by train is "bad enough" going into the City but
auto it is a nightmare especially over the Tappan Zee Bridge,
across the Hudson River, a virtual parking lot which costs
$4.00 to cross. My son is into the City often and lays out
$40.00 to park, but thousands do it everyday. Nice being
retired.

Maybe this time we got the right "Washington".

regards,

Lasare2Peter