The Journal of Michael Thurmond

Hello and thanks for dropping by. This is a randomly updated journal to record (heaven only knows why) my travels and on occasion my thoughts and experiences on life. I have included a page for each member of my immediate family and perhaps one of them will contribute to the blog at some time in the future.

A basic level I am using this to make notes as I travel across the U.S. in my motorhome. There are notes on the RV in some of the early 2015 posts. I’ll add more about it as time goes on. Like most of these post it will just depend on when the notion strikes. I will try to update the sight weekly but I make no promises.

Let’s start with some fun, meaningless facts. I got them from the Internet so they must be facts.

Meaning and Name Origin

Thurmond \th(u)-rmo-nd, thur-mond\ as a boys’ name. Thurmond’s name origin is Old English, and the name Thurmond means “Thor’s protection”. Thurmond is a variant of Thormond (Old English): A baby name that is not broadly used.

Michael \m(i)-chael\ as a boys’ name (also used less commonly as girls’ name Michael) is pronounced MYE-kal. It is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Michael is “who is like God?”. Biblical: Michael is the archangel who defeats the dragon. He and Gabriel are angels given personal names in the canonical Bible. In the Middle Ages, Michael was regarded as captain of the heavenly host and patron of soldiers. He was often depicted carrying a flaming sword, and sometimes guarding the gates of Paradise. Many saints, emperors, and kings have borne the name, and there are many variants, male and female.

Thanks to the folks at Think Baby Names for that insight into my name.