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Subject: Re: Could Increase mean what it says in a standard English dictionary?
Author: Michelle the First   (guest, 198.146.58.194)
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.

Michelle

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