Thursday, December 29, 2005

Things you learn when you ask

My real last name is Tarkka.

The Ellis Island people changed it to Jackson. Jacob Tarkka came to America and they said, no no, Jacob, son of Jac, Jackson. It probably happened in less than a second. No no, no Tarkka. Jacobson, Jackson, yer Jackson. Next.

So I'm Dan Tarkka. I probably could get something published easier with that name.

1 comment:

Rick T. said...

My last name is Tarkka. Finnish. I found this post in my regular paranoia-induced blog search.

Having this as a last name does not make it easier to be published (I know). But it does make it easier to be found by internet search.