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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Given Name--FREEMAN
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 1999 13:40:52 +0000
>it's normally a surname. I've personally never come across it as a given name.
>Usually, I find, names like that are taken from, perhaps a mother's maiden
>name, or, in the case of illegitimacy, the surname of the natural father used
>as a given name. Then they become a name to be handed down within the family.
It is quite a frequent forename in Bucks - I explained why earlier_
especially in the Filby and Franklin family, for reasons of euphony.
Gipsies, by the way, here go in for lovely names like Freedom (f) and
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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