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Re: Ferribe Jane Parker NC
Posted by: H. Hansen (ID *****0223) Date: March 24, 2003 at 22:02:50
In Reply to: Ferribe Jane Parker NC by Judy Dukes of 98

Ferribe and its many variant spellings is a form of the given name Phariba, a popular female name in the late 1700s. It was not customary to name women with a family surname as a first name in the past. If the name appears as a middle name it is possible in this period that she was named in honor of a relative. Hope that this helps in your research.

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