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First Name Question

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Re: First Name Question

Posted: 6 May 2012 1:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Liz_Ethan,

They are just very common names.

Living in the province of Limburg, it is likely that these people were Roman Catholic. That means they probably were named after popular Saints like St. John (Jo(h)annes --> Jan, Jo(h)anna is the female form)or St. James (Jacobus).

Now you probably can figure out why Mary (Maria) is a common name too. :-)

Kind regards,

Lars Roobol
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