|Subject:||Re: Origin/meaning of a christian name|
|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||April 15, 2008 at 10:35:13 AM|
|Reply to:||Origin/meaning of a christian name by Shalena|
As a middle name, this is very likely to be a use of the surname Boar rather than a direct use of the word "boar". According to A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, Boar is an English surname, going back to the Old English word which yields the modern word "boar". It probably was originally a nickname for someone whose neighbors thought he looked like or acted like a boar.
Perhaps you should look into records from East Sussex in the 1860s to find if there were any families with the surname Boar living there when your great-great-uncle was born.
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