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From: "D & G Reid" <>
Subject: Re: Granduncle and Great-uncle
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 03:56:28 GMT


I understand now, thank-you!
Deborah
"Leo van de Pas" <> wrote in message
news:007f01bfea27$d71ba300$...
> Very simple, a grand uncle is brother of grandfather or grandmother. A
> great-granduncle is the brother of a great-grandfather or -mother.
> Leo van de Pas
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D & G Reid <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 12:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Granduncle and Great-uncle
>
>
> > That's what I always thought. I noticed a strange thing on my
> > familytreemaker "kinship report", just recently, listings for
Great-grand
> > uncles and so on!
> > I should write them and ask what they mean!
> > Does this make sense at all?
> > Deb
> > "D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote in message
> > news:OWUdMLQ6$...
> > > Granduncle = "An Uncle of one's Father or Mother." [MWCD10]
> > >
> > > "Great-uncle" means the same thing to many folks. One hears it
> > > frequently in the United States. One also sees "Greatuncle" --
> > > "great-uncle" and "Great-Uncle".
> > >
> > > "Granduncle" is an older English word, reportedly 15th Century.
> > >
> > > "Great-uncle" is a more recent English word and reportedly dates from
> > > 1656.
> > >
> > > _Granduncle_ is clearly preferable. Gentle pogues and poguettes
should
> > > use this one.
> > >
> > > _Great-uncle_ is less preferable, because it is potentially confusing
> > > and a Johnny-come-lately to the English language.
> > >
> > > Genealogists and Historians should use the term _Granduncle_ rather
than
> > > _Great-uncle_, when talking or writing about the Uncle of one's
Parent.
> > >
> > > It follows that a _Great-uncle_ then becomes the Uncle of one's
> > > Grandparent. A 2nd Great-uncle [Great-Great-uncle] then becomes the
> > > Uncle of one's Great-grandparent.
> > >
> > > This also creates much more coherency when one is talking or writing
> > > about, say, a 25th Great-uncle.
> > >
> > > The same logic applies to Grandaunts and Great-aunts.
> > >
> > > Quod Erat Demonstrandum.
> > >
> > > Fortem Posce Animum.
> > > --
> > >
> > > D. Spencer Hines
> > >
> > > Lux et Veritas et Libertas
> > >
> > > "The final happiness of man consists in the contemplation of truth....
> > > This is sought for its own sake, and is directed to no other end
beyond
> > > itself." Saint Thomas Aquinas, [1224/5-1274] "Summa Contra Gentiles"
> > > [c.1258-1264]
> > >
> > > All replies to the newsgroup please. Thank you kindly.
> > >
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> > >
> > > Vires et Honor.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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