The Onomatology (study of names) of the families in Roaring Heights.
Ainsley: Derived from a surname of a place; an Old English name.
Andrews: Means "son of Andrew".
Frank: From a German name; reference from a German tribe, the Franks.
Judy: A diminutive of the name Judith.
Astare: Meaning unknown.
Francisco: Spanish and Portuguese form of the name "Francis".
Battista: Possible a variant of the surname "Bautista"
Consort: A title given in some monarchies to the husband of a queen regnant.
Contessa: Italian for Countess, giving the player a hint that there may be royal members in Contessa's family.
Goneril: In the tragic play "Lady Lear", this was the name of the eldest daughter to King Lear and only loved for money.
Regan: Regan is King Lear's middle daughter who was poisoned by her elder sister Goneril after loosing the affection of King Edmund.
Samantha: A female version of the name "Samuel".
Cassat: Meaning unknown.
Michael: Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition, and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible.
Dandy: Meaning unknown; could be a possible play on words.
Norma: Based on the Latin word, meaning rule.
Gil: Short form of the name "Gilbert" and probably other names beginning with Gil.
Davidson: Meaning "son of David".
McGinnis: Anglicized form of "Mag Aonghuis"
Mark: A form of the name "Marcus".
Rita: Short form of the name "Margherita" or other names ending in rita.
Davis-Welles: Davis is a Scottish surname, whilst Welles is an English surname.
Oliver: A Norman French form of the Germanic name "Alfher".
Shirley: From a surname which originally meant "bright clearing" in Old English.
Harbucks: Meaning unknown.
Templeton: Meaning unknown; Shirley Templeton is a reference to child actress and diplomat Shirley Temple, whose distinctive hairstyle bears a resemblance to Little Orphan Annie.
Clark: From an English surname meaning "cleric" or "scribe".
Louise: French feminine form of the name "Louis".
Houveir: Possibly a French surname.
Beverly: From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "beaver stream" in Old English.
Helen: English form of the Greek name Helene, meaning "torch" or "corposant".
Edward: Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English testaments; Edward was the name of a Saint and King of England.
Jones: A medieval variant of the name John.
Thomas: Greek form of the Aramaic name, which meant "twin". A famous bearer of the name is Thomas Edison.
Elizabeth: Means "my God is an oath". A famous bearer is the current queen of the United Kingdom.
LaFontaine: Meaning unknown.
Sharpo: Variant of the word "Sharp".
Glummo: Variant of the word "Glum".
Dyno: Variant of the name "Dino".
Sneako: Variant of the word "Sneak".
Grumpo: Variant of the word "Grumpy".
Marks: A popular first and surname; meaning unknown.
Ralph: Contracted form of the Old Norse name.
Irene: From Greek, derived from a name meaning "peace".
Meyers: Meaning unknown.
David: From the Hebrew name, meaning "beloved".
Donna: From the Italian word, meaning "lady". It is also used as the feminine form of the name Donald.
Joseph: From the Latin word, meaning "he will add".
Carolyn: Variant of the name Caroline.
Evelyn: From an English surname which was derived from the given name Aveline.
Morgan: Derived from the given name "Morgan".
Elliot: From a surname which was a variant of Elliott.
Nest: Meaning unknown.
Nancy: A medieval diminutive of the name Anne.
Gerald: From a Germanic name meaning "rule of the spear".
Frances: Feminine form of the name Francis.
Picard: Surname given to a person from Picardy, a historical region area of France. A popular fictional character from Star Trek: The Next Generation has this surname.
Gabe: Short form of the name Gabriel.
Ruth: Ruth is a first name given to girls. It means "friend". It's meaning as a surname is unknown.
Dylan: In Welsh mythology, Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea.
Audrey: Was the name of a 7th-century Saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. A famous bearer of the name is Audrey Hepburn.
Charlie: Diminutive or feminine form of the name Charles.
Shear: Meaning unknown.
Henry: From the Germanic name, meaning "home ruler".
Simovitch: Meaning unknown, possibly made up.
Theophraseus: Derived from the name of the children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, whose pen name was Dr. Seuss.
Souze: Meaning unknown.
Donia: Possible variant of the name Donna, meaning unknown.
Spinelli: Meaning unknown.
Virginia: Feminine form of the Roman family name, possibly means "virgo" or "maid".
Supine: Meaning unknown.
Hector: Latinised form of the Greek name, meaning "holding fast".
Andrachome: Meaning unknown.
Thebe: Meaning unknown; possibly a Spanish surname.
Janet: Medieval diminutive of the name Jane.
Marilyn: Combination of the names Mary and lyn. A famous bear of the name is American actress Marilyn Monroe.
Torrance: The name Torrance is usually given to males as their first names. There is also a feminine form Torrence. As a surname, the meaning is unknown.
Downes: Meaning unknown.
May: Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess.
MD: This could be a variety of many names beginning with the letters of M and D.
West: Name for a person who lived to the west of something, or who came from the west.
Fields: Name for a person who lived on or near a field or pasture.