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From: Chris Pitt Lewis <>
Subject: Re: XPOFER RAMPSHAW Durham City
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 12:38:02 +0000

In article <>, Sandy
McDougall <> writes
>At 03:29 PM 2/13/99 +0000, you wrote:
>>If any kind soul has any information on Xpofer Rampshaw who married a
>>Allyson Stokel in Durham 1560 I would be very grateful.
>>How on earth does one pronounce "Xpofer"?
>How about Christopher????
> Sandy

To explain more fully, the XP are not Latin letters, but Greek, the
letters Chi and Rho, being the first two letters of the name Christ
(XPICTOC), and a standard abbreviation for it. Hence Xpofer =
Christofer. Compare Xmas for Christmas.
Chris (Xpopher) Pitt Lewis

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