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From: "Jill Bhar" <>
Subject: Re: [BKM] Given name Major
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:33:23 -0400
Celia, Yes, I've come across 'Major' used as a forename in my MERRY ONS.
Whenever I have a question like this, I go to www.familysearch.org and do a
search on (forename) SMITH. In this case, first name Major, last name
SMITH. There were 127 hits. A quick scan showed most, in not all, were
births or baptisms.
Jill in Carleton Place, Ontario
----- Original Message -----
From: "Celia Renshaw" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 11:25 AM
Subject: [BKM] Given name Major
> After the shock eased away, I started to wonder why. There is no Major in
> either of his parents' families, not as given name or surname. I wondered
> if anyone else has had the name Major suddenly turn up, uncalled for, in
> their families. Is it just a bit of pretentiousnes, choosing a name that
> means 'great one' or similar? His father Robert was a rum'n as I'm
> discovering so this reason would not surprise me.
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