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From: Paul Dixon <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Christian EASTER
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 13:44:16 -0800 (PST)
One of the parishes I am researching has quite a number of 'Easters'. I am not
sure whether this was really the intended name, or whether it was the chosen
spelling of the incumbent who entered it in the registers.
Following the progress of some of those baptised 'Easter' through marriage and
parenthood shows they often become Esther at some stage. It can even go the other
way, where those baptised Esther subsequently become 'Easter'.
I suspect therefore, that the intended name given by the parent was more in line
with Esther than with naming the offspring after the religious occasion.
Regards, Paul Dixon
--- Cockney Sparrow <> wrote:
> Hi all
> Cheching out the Church Kirk PR's I have found a couple of people with the
> Christian name EASTER.
> Checking it out on the IGI it is amazing just how many records there are of
> people being baptised EASTER.
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