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The Daily Genealogist: Name Origin of Dolor

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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DOLOR (m): Latin dolor ‘pain’, ‘grief’; pronounced “dollar.” Perhaps Dolor Davis, born in East Farleigh, Kent, by about 1599, had some circumstance surrounding his birth (such as the death of one or both parents or of some other family member) which gave rise to his unusual given name, with its sad meaning. Davis, a house carpenter, married Margery Willard in 1624, and immigrated to New England in 1634, living in Cambridge, Scituate, Barnstable, Concord, and again in Barnstable. Dolor Davis died between 13 September 1672 and 19 June 1673. (He did not name any of his three sons Dolor.) [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634–35 (Boston: NEHGS, 1999), 292–297.]

Posted by Jean Powers at 09/04/2012 09:34:42 AM | 

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