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Re: Origins of Isted name
Posted by: Jesse (ID *****5213) Date: July 21, 2003 at 19:52:21
In Reply to: Origins of Isted name by Alan Isted of 138

Hey My Mother is an Istead (Isted)
her grandfather "Morely Istead" told her
that his father "Washburn" came from Sweden he never
said where in Sweden but his father came
from Sweden, now I think we should trust
all our elders don't you all? They should
know after all. Of course some went to
England but all you have to do is listen
to the sound of the name and it's quite
obvious that it is not English here are
some things that I've found about the name...
Idstedt is a village in Schleswig-Holstein
it used to belong to the Danish but after the
battle of Isted or Slaget ved Isted as the Danish
call it... Now it belongs to Germany now that is
one possibility. Also there is Ystad Sweden in southern
Skåne if you look at a map of Sweden and look on the very bottom tip of Sweden you will see the village of Ystad
it is pronounced "ee<-(round lips while saying)-stah-d
I know this because I speak Swedish! :) I think if
all our grandparents and great grandparents are telling
us that they are scandinavian we should trust them
FOR CERTAIN: the name is either German or Scandinavian

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