Richard Goss Feb. 3, 2006, 9:49 p.m. (Message 44120)
Re: Eccles Rant - No Answers?
Not necessarily, from Gaelic "eccles" is a common locative which also shows up in the place, "Glen Eagles" (valley of the churches). This word is related to the Greek "eccleiastes", and the words eglesia, ysglecia, and esglesia in Spain. A part of the problem is the indifferent use of apostrophies in some place names. Not saying that it could not be a surname, but it is a common place name, or part of one, in the UK.