Saturday, October 23, 2004


Abiathar Came From Wales

Oral history has it that Abiathar's Robinsons came from Wales originally. Often, oral history proves incorrect, so we can't take this as the truth. Chances are they came from England proper.
The custom of naming in Wales was to name the 2nd son for the mother's maiden name, thus: Abiathar Smith Robinson could mean that his mother's maiden name was Smith. This is probably an English custom as well.

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