Monday, October 06, 2003
I've gotten two searches in the past few days for the literal meaning of Schwarzenegger, so, being the public-spirited person that I am, I'll do my best to provide it.
Via the German Surname Lexikon:
Schwar(t)z blackSo it's something like "black plowman." No, I do not know what "black" has to do with anything in this context. Maybe just that the first person with this name was a plowman with black hair or a really deep tan. (Come to think of it, you would get a really deep tan if you were out plowing in the sun all day.)
[ at 3:05 PM • by Abby • permalink • ]