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Posted by: Felix Unger Date: October 10, 2001 at 18:41:47
In Reply to: Re: FEREBEE LINE 1360 by H. F. Hansen of 98

Hi H.F. Hansen (from Scandinavian stock, I presume?)

Please see my suggested explanation of - much older - ancestry under FERRABY # 8.

I have a real problem translating 'ferra-by' as 'place where the ferry docks'. This to me is a facile and at best bogus transliteration [as has been said] of the particle 'ferra'.

I think the best (and oldest) explanation is that 'fere' or 'ferra' goes way back to some older meaning .

We do agree that this name comes from the Viking (read 'Danish') which ended in -by.

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