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Hitchcock--wilmot

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Day
14
Month
February
Year
1896
Copyright
Public Domain
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The Anglo-Saxon suffixes "kin" and "cock" were nsed as diminutive or eudearing forms of personal Dames, just as the Normans nsed the suffixes "et," "ot," "en" and "on. " Thusfrom Hitch, itself a diminutiva of Richard, we get the snrnames Hitchkin, Hitohcook, Hitchens and Hitchison. Any common baptismal name affords a number of snch variants, wbich became flxed as patronymics or snrnames. There are, for example, at least 15 .different forms of William available for that purpose. English forms: William, giving Williams, Williamson, MacWilliam, Fitz■william ; v ill, giving Wills, Wilson; Bill, giving Bilson; Willy, giving Willison. Anglo-Saxon forms: Wilkin, giving Wilkie, Wilkins, Wilkiuson ; Gilkin, giving Gilkinson; Wilcock, giving Wilcox. Norman forms : Gnillaume, giving the súrcame Gillom ; Guillamot, giving Gillaruot ; Guillon, giving Gillon ; Gnillot, giving Gillot, Gillotson ; Guill, giving Gilson, McGill; Willett, giving Willet; Williamot, giving Wilmot;

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