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Name Origins: PAOLI/PASCALPAOLI

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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PAOLI/PASCALPAOLI (m): A number of Federal-period boys bore the name PAOLI or PASCALPAOLI in honor of the Corsican patriot [Gen.] Pascal Paoli (1725–1807). Pascalpaoli Spear (b. Bellingham, Mass. 23 Nov. 1785, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth [Forrestall] Spear) m. Bellingham (int.) 27 Feb. 1811 Betsey Guild and had a namesake son in 1812 (Bellingham, Mass. VRs to 1850, pp. 61, 146). Paoli Lathrop (1797–1872, son of Joseph and Rowena [Wells] Lathrop) was named for the same hero (Rev. S.B. Huntington, A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family [1884], pp. 184–85).

Posted by Jean Powers at 12/20/2011 07:15:00 AM | 


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