Talk:Surprise, Nebraska

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I for one would like to know how this village got its name. Sarrazip 15:22, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Me too! The demographics information is hilarious...I mean, who really cares what percentage of households are made up of single women living without a husband?

I am constantly being asked how our city of Surprise, Arizona got its name. It is unsatisfying to have to tell visitors, "It was named after Surprise, Nebraska" without being able to explain how Surprise, Nebraska got its name. Anybody who knows this information, please provide it!

70.182.53.66 20:30, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I've been told that on one road (presumably the main one) the town reveals itself suddenly as you reach the crest of a hill and descend. Eye.earth (talk) 16:08, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Possible but unlikely, because the name of the town was probably created before the town itself was. (A few towns are created as nameless and then only later is a name chosen, but even in the Great Plains this is fairly rare.) Surprise can be an English surname, also quite rare though, and I'd think almost certainly someone in the town would know if it was named after a settler with the surname Surprise. Soap 22:49, 18 March 2013 (UTC)