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Subject: Re: Meaning of first name Sollitt for a Male
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (guest, 66.37.230.52)
Date: June 25, 2005 at 11:58:21 AM
Reply to: Meaning of first name Sollitt for a Male by Rosemary
I can't find "Sollitt" anywhere on short notice, but Reaney & Wilson's _A Dictionary of English Surnames_ lists Sallitt and says it was originally a nickname from the Old English "saelida", which meant "seafarer; pirate". That meaning fits a bit with his father having been in the Navy, but the father would have had to have been learned in Old English to figure that out. So it's hard to say if that is just a coincidence or not.

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