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From: Terri Sprague <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Nicknames
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:24:59 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <c16.5e8b93d1.371657e2@aol.com>

Sometimes you just don't know where the nickname came from. My Uncle was named Edward Douglas but has always been called Jack. Alicia Christian Foster is the Actress Jodie Foster. Her sibs insisted on calling her Jodie and it stuck.

Terri Sprague

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--- On Tue, 4/14/09, <> wrote:
From: <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Nicknames
To: , ,
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 2:19 PM

One thing about nicknames is that you can never say NEVER...nicknames can
stem from family issues we know nothing about. I have a Quaker ancestor
whose name was Silence and she became "Selena" in later
records...maybe she
just couldn't remain silent? <g> I even found one of my
ancestors' wives
listed originally as Maria but her tombstone lists her name as Susannah.
Perhaps she was Maria Susannah--but the family was Quaker (French Huguenots
originally) and the Quakers at this time generally didn't use the
names that you often see with the Germans and French.

One family I researched (not my own ancestors) I found a deed that
mentions a man named Daniel "formerly known as Benjamin." Now I'd
LOVE to know the
explanation for that one. Why on earth did Daniel suddenly become
Benjamin? Thank heaven for the deed because it enabled me to link Daniel to


In a message dated 4/14/2009 5:11:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,

I don¹t know what part of the country you¹re researching in this case, but
in PA I¹ve come across the name Salome (PA Dutch/German) as Sally, Sarah,
Susan, Susannah and probably a few other iterations I¹ve forgotten.


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