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From: Gary Boivin <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Question on origin of name
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:14:43 -0700
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Pronounced with rolling "R's" in French
PREA - rhymes with bread
TA - as in saying ti a kid "ta-ta"
BOI - boa as in the snake
R - rrrr (rolling)
The E is silent

Translates to "Ready-to-Drink" or "Likes-to-Drink"

Your ancestor and mine were probably drinking buddies.

My last name is BOIVIN ... means Drink-Wine

One of my ancestor's uncle had the DIT name of BONTEMPS which means
Good-Times (Party-Time?)
My research tells me that he was probably a bootlegger <grin>

Ancestors seem top have had so much fun!

......................Gary Boivin

On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Joyce C <> wrote:
> Hello -  Wonder if anyone knows where the name as I have it written is from
> or a meaning other
> than just what it seems to be in English.      Name  is  Pretaboire?
>  as in Marie Pretaboire Pare.
> Joyce
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