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Name Origins: HENOPHON

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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HENOPHON (m): The name likely formed when someone who had never heard of the Greek historian XENOPHON misread the elaborate script initial “X” used in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century handwriting. The 1850 census lists nine Henophons, including Henophon Cook (b. 1835) of Smith, Pennsylvania; Henophon Tingley (b. 1844) of Providence, Rhode Island; and Henophon Wilmot (b. 1828) of Marshall, Illinois.

Posted by Jean Powers at 11/08/2011 07:25:00 AM | 


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