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From: "Colin Ferguson" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Fergus de Brus
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 09:02:03 -0800
Thank you, that's exactly the sort of dialog in which I hoped to
engage. I am happy to have learned the frequency of occurence of these
given names is not very high in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. I
do still wonder if this might be that the names were no longer
fasionable at this time.
>But it is unlikely that this will apply to all holders of those two names.
Absolutely! I am with satisified with *just once* as one (and not the
only one) way to explain the linkage at hand which involves but a
handful each of BRUCE and FERGUSON.
>it happened many times, in different places, at different times,
among many different unrelated Johns, Andrews, Davids and Alexanders.
And the DNA testing bears this out as most people find they are
genetically related to people of several surnames in the not too