Mudcat Café message #661072 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44844   Message #661072
Posted By: Suffet
01-Mar-02 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: Origin of Mudcat Nicknames
Some people believe that Suffet is a nickname, as that was the title of Hamilcar Barca, the Suffet of Carthage. He was Hannibal's father. The title means judge in ancient Phoenician, and it is closely related to the Hebrew word shofit, which also means judge. After Hannibal's defeat and his return to Carthage, he took the title Suffet for the last few years of his life.

However, Suffet is actually my family name. If you do a search on Google you will find out all you could ever want to know about me and my relatives. The Suffet family of America is related to the Sufit family of England, and if you look up my cousin Alisha Sufit on Google you will find that she is also a musician. One of her CDs is called The Judge's Daughter, and appropriate name indeed!

--- Steve