I posted some parts of my "America" papers here in May. First, I

debunked the theory that America was named after John Cabot's paymaster

Richard Ameryck on Cabot's historic 1497 voyage. (There are no contemporary

English citations that would support the claim.) I also posted "Native

American" on the 500th anniversary of Amerigo Vespucci's claimed (but

disputed) first voyage.

During a recent trip to Belgium, I looked in the telephone book.

Brussels would have a nice mix of Dutch and Germanic names.

I found 15 "Emmerechts," 18 "Amerijckx," and 30 "Ameryckx." A New York

City phone book hardly has these names; in the Brussels phone book, they're

clearly popular names.

More later.....