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Subject: [Lon] Re: LONDON-D Digest V02 #1910
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 09:04:01 EDT
In a message dated 10/10/2002 7:34:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Does anyone on the list know if this habit of using Harry as a
> diminutive for Henry is typical of any particular area of England or
> group of immigrants? It is not usually given on the alternative name
> lists but this habit was more widestpread than my family. How widespread
> was it?
> New Zealand
Gail, My grandfather, Henry Roland Dabinett, b. 1884 in Somerset was known as
Harry as was his son H.R.D. Jr., born in New Jersey (USA) in 1915. I think
this was a common nick-name in English families. Even the "royals" use it.
Dorothy Nagy, in Virginia, USA
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