|Subject:||Re: Could Increase mean what it says in a standard English dictionary?|
|Author:||Michelle the First (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||February 8, 2004 at 10:10:42 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: Could Increase mean what it says in a standard English dictionary? by David|
There were no dictionaries in the eighteenth century, at least not like ours today.
It is probably a wish for more than what the father had. Increased wealth, health, happiness, faith, whatever. People often gave their children names which reflected the hops they had for their children.
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