Olde English Surnames
When I was about seven I asked Sy where the name Seymour came from.
"It's an old English surname," he told me.
I thought he was pulling my leg. You see, I had never heard that fancy word for "last name" before. So, thinking of Lancelot and Galahad, and unable to imagine a Jew in shining armor, I said, "You're kidding! There was no Sir Seymour!"