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From: "Norman Lee" <>
Subject: Re: [OEL] Lythogomus
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 13:19:09 +0100
References: <eu9B9OAhSkYCFwyC@varneys.demon.co.uk>


And then there's the one I really like - Ottiwell, sometimes shortened to
Otti or even Ot.

Audrey

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eve McLaughlin" <>
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Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [OEL] Lythogomus


> In message <a06110402be86f7a350df@[209.226.250.90]>, John Moore
> <> writes
>>Has anyone heard of this boy's name? It occurs in the (OFHS
>>transcriptions of) a South Oxfordshire's parish's registers in 1604.
>>Or is it a garbled version of something else?
>
> Not met it =-- some clever clogs father trawling the classics, maybe.
> 'Stone-something??'
>>
>>How about Phrysis for a widow, died 1644 in the same place?
>
> That one is easy. Frideswide (a locally popular saint) comes up as
> Fridwid, Freidwide, Friswis, Fryses, Fridayweed, so why not Phrysis
>
>>
>>And Oveat, sex unspecified, who died there in 1683?
>
> There is a surname, Oviatt, regularly found in odd parts of Bucks. which
> should derive from a forename, as a diminutive, (like Evott and Evatt
> from Eve, Marriot from Mary, Elliot from Ellis) but I can't think of a
> name like 'Ovy, Oven etc' Unless it is really devious
> Theophilus is sometimes Theoffilus, Offilis - couldn't be Offy to Ovy
> to Oviat, could it? No, I don't think so.
>
> --
> Eve McLaughlin
>
> Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
> Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
>
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