19823Re: [S-R] David (the name): odd question
- Apr 11, 2008On Apr 11, 2008, at 2:07 PM, Margo Smith wrote:
> Julie, your comment that the illegitimate grooms tend to come fromYes: pretty girls ;)
> a particular village is very intriguing. What do you know about
> this village? Does it specialize in anything particular which
> would attract young men who were illegitimate?
I can only guess; and I can't access the records of The Village of
Illegitimate Young Men to get any ideas from there, because it is
across the border in Moravia, and therefore not (yet) microfilmed.
My guess is that some of the IYM had to look outside their own
village, and my ancestral village was the next village east; so the
serious answer to your question is probably "proximity". And perhaps
the IYM of my ancestral village went to that village to the west to
look for *their* brides....but w/o being able to look at those
records, I don't know! One can imagine an exchange between the two
villages of the socially disenfranchised....heavens, who knows. It
would be so interesting to be able to compare the two villages'
records, and try to tease out the relationship between the populations.
As for names....I've also noticed that the popular names shift a bit,
but who knows what piece of paper I wrote those notes on. I wish I
had time to skim the village baptismal records, and see if the David
pattern is consistent through the entire register (roughly 1800-1910).
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