English surnames ending in "-ell"
- From: "K. Jennings" <kjennings@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:14:55 -0000
Why is the case that there are so many English surnames ending in
"-ell" (like Godell and Cadell) that are stressed on the last syllable
whereas others are stressed on the first, as expected? Do the ones in the
first group follow some similar etymological processes that justify the