[Haskell-cafe] Just curios

Stephen Forrest saforres at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jun 11 10:35:46 EDT 2007

On 6/10/07, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
> You're pretty close, actually :)  Names derived from Hebrew were
> fairly common in the Bible belt back when he was born.  ("Haskell"
> from השקל, wisdom.  I half suspect "Curry" has a Biblical origin
> as well, from קרי.)

Bible belt?  Curry was born in Millis, Massachusetts, and grew up in Boston.

The word "Haskell" seems to occur much more frequently as a surname,
originating in the British Isles.  It seems more plausible that he got the
name "Haskell" from some relative or family friend somewhere than ascribing
a Hebrew origin for his name.

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