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Subject: Re: [D-Col] Re: Molly (was: Henry vs Harry)
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 07:42:03 EDT
In a message dated 6/20/2002 11:55:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Interesting discussion going on here. My ancestor
> had a Greek name, Apollonia. Her parents were
> Barent Jacobszen Kool and Maria Leenderts De Grauw.
> Indeed, a rare Greek name among Dutch settlers' children!
Not really so rare. One doesn't see it too often among the NN colonists, but
it was a very popular name throughout much of Europe during the 17th-18th
centuries. You are correct that the name is Greek in origin, but the name
given many females during that time was that of an early Christian martyr,
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