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From: Ruy Cardoso <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Using given names to determine village of origin
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 13:51:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kathy <>
> Even if Appolonia were more common in one geographic
> area and Margrethe in another, it doesn't mean that
> each name isn't also found in the other area.
I note that the name Appolonia is found as the bride's
name is found in about 0.5% of the 2064 marriages in
Buarcos, Portugal from 1604 to 1877 (honest!).
Clearly, anyone with the given name of Appolonia must
come from a Portuguese village, not a German one.
Just kidding, of course (except about the actual
numbers), but the example perhaps makes a relevant
point for this discussion. Oh, and there are a few
Ursula brides in the same parish, too. One of my
wife's supposedly German ancestors was named Ursula,
but I guess I'll have to search for her origins in
Portugal now instead.
Taking my tongue back out of my cheek,
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