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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The name "Earth" is derived from both English and German words, 'eor(th)e/ertha' and 'erde', respectively, which mean ground. But, the handle's creator is unknown. One interesting fact about its name: Earth is the only planet that wasn't named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess.

Feb 11, 2018 01:46 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What Roy Kelley said! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Feb 11, 2018 02:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

What Roy said, and I believe in ancient times it was called 'Terra' .  .  .

Feb 11, 2018 02:08 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Roy. you said it best.

Feb 11, 2018 01:56 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Roy knows this well, thanks Roy Kelley 

Feb 11, 2018 01:48 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Give all the credit to Roy Kelley who nailed it!

Feb 11, 2018 03:25 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Roy Kelley to the rescue! I would have guessed the word for the world was older than that.

Feb 11, 2018 02:05 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Roy Kelley has this one....

Feb 11, 2018 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Feb 12, 2018 03:44 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Roy Kelley!

Feb 11, 2018 04:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In Roy we trust.

Feb 11, 2018 04:08 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

God Bless Roy Kelley and Mr. Google. 

Feb 11, 2018 04:00 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm going to put  my money on Roy.

Feb 11, 2018 03:29 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What Roy Kelley and Candice A. Donofrio said.  Terra, Tara the famous last scene in Gone with the Find, Earth, Dirt, Terroir.  A

Feb 11, 2018 03:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We can always depend on our scholar, Roy Kelley.

Feb 11, 2018 03:08 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   

Feb 11, 2018 02:17 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

Roy Kelley definitely has the answer

Feb 12, 2018 07:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I have to go with Roy Kelley 's answer.

Feb 12, 2018 06:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No clue.

Feb 12, 2018 06:36 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

One thing is sure it's not an English name/word

Feb 12, 2018 04:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I was about to come up with an acronym!

Feb 11, 2018 09:33 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think Roy has the answer "down to earth" perfectly!

Feb 11, 2018 09:31 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think Roy Kelley has this one.

Feb 11, 2018 08:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because that's what the aliens who brought humans to this planet as a slave labor force called it!

Feb 11, 2018 07:59 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Feb 11, 2018 07:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mother Earth is her full name...Lets here what others have to say

Feb 11, 2018 04:59 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

You can't spell (or live a fulfilling life on) EARTH without HEART. - Tim

Feb 12, 2018 12:16 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Just heard this the other day on NPR (I think Radio Lab).  I believe the word is a variation on a German word that meant ground; later, it came to mean to whole planet.

Now, what's of course there were other words before that to mean earth as there were plenty of people around before the Germans.

Feb 12, 2018 10:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I agree with Roy because I have no idea

Feb 11, 2018 06:12 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Interesting question and good answers!

Feb 11, 2018 05:38 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy is so knowledgeable, and great answer!  

Feb 14, 2018 08:01 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Roy looked it up and so did I:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/how-earth-got-its-name/

 

Feb 12, 2018 12:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks 

Feb 12, 2018 12:19 PM