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Re: Origin of Diggins surname
Posted by: Paul Diggins Date: March 02, 2001 at 23:09:45
In Reply to: Re: Origin of Diggins surname by J. Diggins of 240

My Father, Alfred Digins, Son of Francis Diggins , son of Bill Diggins, brother of Frank , who emmigrated to The Dakotas from Waterford Ireland, always said that the name Diggins was an anglinization of the latin " Deos Genus". This, he said, could be translated as either " The Sons Of God" or " God's Balls".

I personally have no opinion except to say that every Diggins that I have ever met fell somewhere betheen the two. I personally bet on "Black head".


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