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From: "Steve Hayes" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA] Braithwaite
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 05:11:13 +0200
On 21 May 2002 at 7:38, Gerda wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Nothing to to with your Braithwaite, but one evening at a function we were
> seated at a table with a mr Braithwaite, a couple surnamed Ridley and a couple
> surnamed Daly. The discussion turned to surnames and it appeared that we were
> the odd ones out. Mr Daly's full surname in his ID book was Braithwaite-Daly
> and mr Ridley's mother's maiden name was Braithwaite! There followed some talk
> that the surname was one of the few that had actually been traced back to a
> Roman soldier.
Ours is Brathwaite, without the I.
One member of the family said they were the same, but that they had changed
the spelling after a family quarral. I've come actorss similar explanations
for GAMMAGE and GAMAGE and GREEN and GREENE.
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