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Re: Killebrew.. where did the name Originate ?
Posted by: Carol Killebrew Date: December 07, 2001 at 09:04:25
In Reply to: Killebrew.. where did the name Originate ? by David L Austin Slack of 367

Killebrew is a variation of Killigrew which is Cornish. Killigrew is a place name with several meanings but the one I like is "grove of birds." In 1963 English author Winston Graham wrote about the Killigrew family during the 16th century and titled his book "The Grove of Eagles." If you haven't read the book, I would recommend it highly. I would suggest that you start the book by reading "Postscript For Purist" which is located in the back of my book (I've seen some books with the postscript located in the front section).

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