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Subject: Origin of the name "Parsetta"
Author: Dean Sliger   (guest)
Date: January 1, 2002 at 4:54:21 PM
One of my great-great-grandmothers was named 'Parzetta.' When I first saw this I thought it unique, but it appears that Parsetta/Parzetta was relatively common throughout Tennessee and elsewhere throughout the South (U.S.) in the 19th Century. Does anyone know anything about the origin of this name? My first guess was that it was from the Bible, but I can't find anything close. My next guess would be that it's either Irish, Scottish, or perhaps Cherokee in origin, but I've had no luck there, either.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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