[Haskell-cafe] Just curios

Tom Schrijvers Tom.Schrijvers at cs.kuleuven.be
Mon Jun 11 13:15:13 EDT 2007

On Mon, 11 Jun 2007, Stephen Forrest wrote:

> 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 , wisdom.  I half suspect "Curry" has a Biblical origin
>> as well, from .)
> 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.

I found this:

 	HASKEL:  Hebrew name meaning "intellect."  Variant, Haskell, exists.

in a list name explanations:



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