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From: João Simões Lopes Filho <>
Subject: Re: [PORTUGAL-L] Balbina as woman's name
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 21:28:19 -0300
BALBINO, -A, from Latin Balbinus, from balbus "stammerer". My grandfather's
name was Balbino.
It's not common.
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From: Terry Ostrach <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 6:50 PM
Subject: [PORTUGAL-L] Balbina as woman's name
> 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
> (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
> it was?
> Terry Ostrach
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