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George Eads is an American actor. He tends to be best-known for having played Nick Strokes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In more recent times, Eads played Jack Dalton on MacGyver, but that has come to an end as well. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about George Eads:
1. George Means “Farmer”
George - Name - Georgios - Turn - Word
George comes from the Greek name Georgios, which in turn, comes from a Greek word meaning “farmer.” It is interesting to note that while St. George became a popular figure in the English-speaking world because of the Crusades, the name didn’t see much use in said region until George I of the House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century.
Eads is an interesting surname that comes from an Old English term meaning “abundant riches.” For context, Shakespeare’s English is considered to be Early Modern English, while Chaucer’s English is considered to be Middle English. Old English is the kind of language found in Beowulf, which sounds German because, well, it was a Germanic language whose closest relatives were Old Frisian and Old Saxon.
City - Belton - TX - Place - Eads
The city of Belton, TX is the place where Eads was born as well as the place where Eads was raised. Location-wise, the city sits between Austin and Waco where it makes up a part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metropolitan area.
At Texas Tech University, Eads studied marketing. While he was at the school, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, though said fraternity tends to be called Phi Delt for the sake of convenience. Phi Delt was founded in 1848 by a collection of undergraduate students called the Immortal Six, who claimed the cultivation of friendship, the pursuit of high mental culture, and the pursuit of high moral standards for their chief principles.
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