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Subject: Re: Swedish BAs
Author: Malin   (Authenticated as nilamalin)
Date: October 4, 2012 at 8:59:52 AM
Reply to: Re: Swedish BAs by Sofia
It seems it came here with a French nobleman, Ponce de la Gardie, who latinized his name to Pontus when he moved to Sweden in the 1500s. The de la Gardie family then held many important positions and was close to the Swedish royal family for centuries, and several family members were called Pontus, which must have inspired people. It didn't get common until the 1800s though.

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