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From: Mabel Harvey <>
Subject: Re: [nz] shortened name
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 17:01:42 +1100
References: <4EB343B8.3070100@alphalink.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <4EB343B8.3070100@alphalink.com.au>


*Fanny* was *also a name in its own right* for many females of the 19th
century and was not short for anything

Mabel

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Phoebe <> wrote:

> Fanny was the standard pet from of Frances prior to the C20, but I've
> also found it as the anglicised form of Francoise in Victoria - i.e. her
> name was anglicised to Frances and then shortened.
>
> Phoebe (in Melbourne)
>
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