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    I guess there was some wishful thinking there, OC! It's fantastic that you found out the real meaning.

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    Good point Sarah��Is it possible your grandfather was named after an uncle or older cousin?

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    My DIL's gt grandmother's middle name was Mafeking but I have never found anything to suggest why. No connection with the army or South Africa.
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    My DIL's gt grandmother's middle name was Mafeking but I have never found anything to suggest why. No connection with the army or South Africa.
    Anything to do with the year of birth? I knew of someone with the forename Peace, who was born Nov/Dec 1918.
    Also of a girl born in January 2000 who was "Millie," after the millennium.

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    Last edited by Janet in Yorkshire; 27-09-17 at 09:26.
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    Yes of course, Jay, I never thought of that, she was born 20th May 1900 , 4 days after the relief of Mafeking

    Edit: We tend to forget how horrific that war was; the papers would have been full of that news for weeks afterwards.
    Last edited by Katarzyna; 27-09-17 at 10:41.
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