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NAMING

GERMANS WHEN THEY FIRST CAME TO THE UNITED STATES
WERE CALLED "EASTERLINGS." WITH THEM THEY BROUGHT
THEIR FINE PRECIOUS METAL WORK IN SILVER. THE
FIRST TWO LETTERS OF EASTERLING WERE DROPPED AND
THE SILVER WORK WAS CALLED "STERLING."
THEY WERE CALLED "EASTERLINGS" BECAUSE THEY CAME
FROM THE EAST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food

Date learned: 05-13-1969

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