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Re: The "4 times 20" people
Posted by: Stacy King Date: January 17, 2000 at 11:41:12
In Reply to: Re: The "4 times 20" people by Mary Babcock of 11

Mary,

According to my German research, Achzinger is a German word meaning "80." As E.J. Quatreving said in his message above, this name, like many others, were translated from German to French when the French census-takers came around. They had a habit of translating ALL words, names included, into French. That's how many German, Hispanic, and Italian names became "Frenchified" and are now considered "Cajun" names.


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