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Eppa/Eppy/Eppey

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Eppa/Eppy/Eppey

Posted: 25 Oct 2011 6:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Oct 2011 6:56AM GMT
Hi, someone recently educated me on this name and thought it should be here for future readers. Eppa/Epa was apparently the shortened form of Epaphroditus (a man Paul writes about in Philippians, and a man credited as being the 'first bishop of Philippi' and a Catholic saint. Philippians 2:25, 2:30, and 4:18, states that he was an emissary from Philippi that was a great help to Paul.)

This name is used in a few early Virginia families, and was used in England as well during the same time period (as early as the early 1600's).

Eppy and Eppey were nicknames of Eppa/Epa.

Edited to add this link:
http://www.terms.n2genealogy.com/nicknames.html

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