|Author:||bopperlynn (Authenticated as bopperlynn)|
|Date:||May 29, 2007 at 1:46:32 PM|
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Joseph is English, French, German and Biblical: From the Latin Iosephus, which was from the Greek Ιωσηφος (Iosephos), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". In the Old Testament Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died. In Egypt, Joseph became an advisor to the pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled with his brothers when they came to Egypt during a famine. This is the name of two characters in the New Testament: Joseph the husband of Mary and Joseph of Arimathea. Also, rulers of the Holy Roman Empire have had this name.
Edward is English and Polish: Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "rich, blessed" and weard "guard". Saint Edward the Confessor was the king of England shortly before the Norman Conquest. Because of his popularity this name remained in use after the conquest (most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones), and was even the name of eight subsequent kings of England. Edward is also one of the few Old English names to be used throughout Europe.
And Lee is English: From a surname derived from Old English leah "meadow". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.
There are also many variations of the names Joseph, Edward, and Lee. [such as in different languages and feminine forms]
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