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Subject: Origin/meaning of name
Author: Muriel Walker   (guest)
Date: March 18, 2004 at 8:58:09 AM
Hello! My children (African American) call my mother "MaDear" short for mother dear. I was recently told that this is a slave term and refers to "high one." I would appreciate any information on the history/origin of this name. Thanks for your time!

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