Re: Dr van Helsing, I presume? - Indeed!

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 8235
Date: 2001-08-02

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> You're right, the -ing formation is more general and can refer to a
place of origin, though I'm not sure how old this usage. So maybe the
Helsings were "people from the Hals" rather
than "descendants/servants of Hals".

> Piotr
cf. the village of Hals at the eastern mouth of the Limfjord and Hals
Barre, the sand reef outside it.