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From: Gilbert Rattenbury <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Re: Origin of the name Keturah
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 12:13:03 +0000
To answer the question, is it a personal name, and if so how is it usually spelt, just enter the name into Google and record how many hits are found. In your case
Keturah 28,000 hits
Returah 22 hits
Beturah 1 hit.
Try the rest of the alphabet on the first letter, and then try eturah, Ketura etc.
Using a search-engine to discover the spelling, the misspelling and the possible meaning of a name, or word, is probably one of the finest uses of internet today.
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003 18:23:31 -0000 , "Joy Hungerford" <> wrote:
>Either I blinked and missed it, or the msg about Keturah originally appeared on a different list, so apologies for being vague. . .
>My Returah (1842-1902) is married to my 1C3R, Richard Rowe WEARING. She appears, according to the census you read, as Returah and Keturah - no surname mentioned. I've puzzled about this in my aimless way for a long time, thinking perhaps it was someone's poor handwriting responsible for the variant.
>As this is the first time I've seen either version mentioned, I wonder if SKS could tell me if there *is* such a name as Returah, if anyone came up with the origin of Keturah - and (well, it is Christmas!) if anyone knows anything about the abovementioned wife of Mr WEARING.
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