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Subject: Re: [TMG] OT naming
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 20:15:52 +0000

Well, I have a "Squire" Masters (middle 1800's) - and it was just a nickname.

Carol Collins
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From: "Joan Thomas" <>
> This may be off topic, but I have found a family listed in the 1850 census
> for Tennessee with the father's given name "Squire". A later census shows a
> given name of Tom. Is "Squire" a title? What would it represent?
> Many thanks in advance. I did a google search, but found nothing definitive,
> though it appears it may have something to do with being a justice of the
> peace. His occupation is 'farmer'.
> Joan
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