I was wondering the other day why my last name means waterspout in Dutch. I have plenty of German in me, some Scotch-Irish, and a lotta Welsh (and probably a couple other northern-european countries). Perhaps my ancestors made windmills which pumped water out of the ground? (option 1) or perhaps we were old school firemen. (option 2) I for one like the second option more but that’s only because my extended families stature could easily handle such a task if they were around back then. Who knows. Anyone else got some ideas?

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