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From: jfiske <>
Subject: Re: Ann or Nancy?
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 20:29:08 -0500
Yes, Chris,Nancy was a commonly used nickname for Ann/Anne. Another unlikely one
was Patty for Martha, and of course there was Polly for Mary ...
> Hi everyone
> I have been searching the 1881 census for my g-g-grandparents and have come up
> with a very likely looking family even though the surname is spelt incorrectly
> (nothing new about that!). The main problem is that the wife's name is given
> as Nancy when it should be Ann. Does anyone know if Nancy was once a common
> pet-name for Ann? It's a name that's hardly ever heard nowadays, in fact the
> only one I can think of is the one in 'Oliver Twist'.
> Thanks for any help on this.
> Chris Dixon
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