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From: "Chris Dickinson" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Need Some Help
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:53:33 +0100
References: <3ACCD768-9734-11D8-BB8D-000A95F03B90@cfl.rr.com> <012a01c42b43$bba87880$230110ac@mary0c6p49fobn> <B3B7C020-9783-11D8-BB8D-000A95F03B90@cfl.rr.com> <001f01c42b93$6b8ebd00$230110ac@mary0c6p49fobn>


>>
>> There are three columns of the surname Dickinson in the "Index Volume".
>>
>> Carole Kane
>> On Apr 26, 2004, at 12:05 AM, Mary D wrote:
>>
>> > Would you please look up Dickinson?
>> >


This isn't directly relevant to the original enquiry, but I'll throw it into
the pot just for possible fun!

The Dickinson surname is a patronymic (son of Dick/Richard). There were a
lot of Richards about when surnames developed about 700/800 years ago, so
many Dickinson families emerged that were entirely unrelated to each other.

More than one of these went Quaker in the 1650s/60s. And more than one of
those went to America.

Chris



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