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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Fanny Fernackerpan
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 21:22:49 +0100

In article <>, Patrick Wallace
<> writes
> wrote:
>>Can anyone help me by telling me where the name Fanny Fernackerpan,
>>comes from.
>Gracie Fields sang a song about the sister's new fiance which had the
>punchline 'All waiting to welcome Fred Fernackerpan'. I shouldn't be
>surprised if - either as a result or cause of the song - Fanny
>Fernackerpan was also used to mean Ms Anybody - a comic version of
>Mary Smith or Jane Doe.
>Patrick Wallace
Yes! - I can here the plaintive strains of an ancient record, now you
mention it.
Eve McLaughlin

Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society

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