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Translation please!

Posted by Jeni-780887 - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by Causette-780879 - 14 years ago

Our cottage is called La Cauchoise.  When we were trying to find out what it meant, we had all sorts of responses, suggesting it means 'of the chalk' (caux?); or that it was a Belgian cow breed, or that it was the name of the owner... so we are still none the wiser... Sounds like a game of Call my Bluff! 

 

A charcuterie locally sells Cauchoise salad - but it looks like sick (sorry to be vile, but it does!)

 

 

JudyM (14)

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Posted by Pippa-780839 - 14 years ago

Well as long as it wasn't La Porcherie!

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Posted by Greg-780996 - 14 years ago

Hi,

When we moved into our house at "La Mazure" I could not find any meaning of the word but when I got a large scale OS type map in noticed the spelling was "La Masure".

I rushed home to look this up and found it meant "hovel"!!

Wish I hadn't bothered!!

 

 

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Posted by jane-780853 - 14 years ago

ps thanks for helping!!

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Posted by jane-780853 - 14 years ago

So we live in Baldy Road. Hmm. That doesn't get us many cool points!jane

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Posted by Pippa-780839 - 14 years ago

Hi

This is fun isn't it!  Bob is right. Baudon was a place in the west of France and the name comes from a person, probably a woman, who lived there. Baud means bald - germanic from ancient times and therefore baudonnière is derived from that. there are apparently wuite a lot of Mr and Mrs Baudonnière in France!

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Posted by bob-780838 - 14 years ago

Jane,

I dont think this means anything as such, perhaps it has a local meaning or it led to a farm where someone of this name lived . . . .

 

Regards,

Bob

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Posted by jane-780853 - 14 years ago

pippa,can you tell me what "baudonniere" means? we have our house in the "route de la" aforementioned!i can't find it in our dictionary, or even a similar word!jane

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Posted by Jeni-780887 - 14 years ago

Thanks Pippa

a sharecropper eh? mmmmmmm! :o)

kind Regards

Jeni

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Posted by Pippa-780839 - 14 years ago

Yep, it's a small farmhouse Jeni worked by a sharecropper. And if you know what one of those is, you're cleverer than I!!