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From: Doug da Rocha Holmes <>
Subject: Re: [PORTUGAL-L] Balbina as woman's name
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 15:27:04 -0700
At 02:50 PM 8/16/2000 , Terry Ostrach wrote:
>I always check the lists when Doug reminds us that they're there. I ran
>across the same middle name as my grandmother had twice on one of the ships
>(Canopic 1910) and wondered just how common this name was/is.
>My grandmother was Maria Balbina Machado Ormonde. The Balbina is the name
>I'm wondering about. Anyone have any clues as to its meaning or how common
I checked and found I have 45 people named Balbina in my genealogy program (of 87,000 total), who are mostly from Terceira (many diffferent villages there) and Pico. But some of them are from Faial, S.Jorge and Graciosa islands, as well as one from the continent.
It is not such a common name, but not so rare.
As to the meaning, the website about saints will have something about it. I might have a link on my links page: www.dholmes.com/links.html
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