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Re: [genpcncfir] The name Dempsey

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  • Paula Baker
    http://geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3824/dem3.html Paula Anne Baker paulabaker69@hotmail.com Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt
    Message 1 of 15 , Mar 1, 2006

      Paula Anne Baker
      Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt County NC and
      Greene County NC

      ----Original Message Follows----
      From: Carol Singh <csinghworthington@...>
      Reply-To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] The name Dempsey
      Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:05:43 -0800 (PST)

      Dear Trish,
      There is always the possibility that the name as a
      Christian name, rather than as a surname, comes from a
      Biblical concept like "redemption" or "redeemer," but
      of course I cannot prove this. There is the further
      possibility that the given name simply originated from
      the surname. The surname could have been a place name
      initially. Some surnames came from the locale where
      the families lived. Others, like Smith or Cartwright
      came from the trade the family followed. If I can find
      the name in one of the surname books in the reference
      section here at Reynolds, I'll give a holler. Later,

      --- Trish Worthington Cobb <turniproots@...>

      > Faye,
      > I don't have any Dempsey's in my data, but I do know
      > there was a
      > Dempsey family living in Winterville for many years.
      > I don't know
      > where they came from. In the early years of the
      > town, Mr. Dempsey
      > ran a store and his wife was a teacher, I believe.
      > Both are now
      > deceased. They had a son who is still living. I
      > have forgotten
      > where he lives. I don't know whether he has done
      > any family
      > research. I probably could locate his address for
      > you.
      > But I do believe I have seen the surname DEMPSEY or
      > DEMPSIE in some
      > of the earlier censuses in the northeastern part of
      > NC.
      > Trish
      > On Feb 27, 2006, at 1:07 PM, eahsr1667@...
      > wrote:
      > > In a message dated 2/27/2006 1:04:10 PM Eastern
      > Standard Time,
      > > JGrimes227@... writes:
      > > There is also a Demsie/Dempsey Grimes in Pitt Co.,
      > NC
      > >
      > > John
      > >
      > > The name is so widespread for this area, with no
      > apparent link to
      > > anybody yet.
      > >
      > > Names are picked up now from "soap operas" but, no
      > soap operas back
      > > then....
      > > grin, grin....
      > >
      > > Just wondering if anyone might have a clue for the
      > name Dempsey....
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > >
      > > Faye Hays

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