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Offline Maiden Stone

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Re: Unusual name: Agrippina
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 15:49 GMT (UK) »
The only Agrippa I could recall from the Bible was King Herod Agrippa. However, there is a King Agrippa mentioned in "Acts of the Apostles". Name means "born in pain" or born feet first.
I came across Siah in Lancashire registers which seems to have been an abbreviation of Josiah. I thought it might have been Isaiah with initial I missing.
Kezia Dugdale was leader of Scottish Labour Party. Her name has emphasis on 1st syllable. I was inclined to spell it Keziah and emphasise last part.

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Re: Unusual name: Agrippina
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 17:30 GMT (UK) »
The name derives from Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the friend, general and son-in-law of Augustus. Agrippina the elder, his daughter was the mother of Caligula as Redvanman states - Caligula's sister, Agrippina the younger was the mother of Nero - not good family stock you might say. I've seen similar classical names used in Somerset parishes at the time; goodness knows where they originate,

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Re: Unusual name: Agrippina
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to everyone for your comments.
With a name like that, I thought tracing her marriage would be simple - but no! She used a shortened version of her name, which in the register appears as "Pynee". Who would have guessed it?
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