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THE ORIGIN OF NAMES

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FANNY / FRANCES
Fanny Jemima Klitz 1854 - 1944
Anne Frances Klitz 1930 - 1999
Fanny was popular in the 19th Century as a pet name for Frances and a name in its own right.
Frances the feminine form of Francis. In the 16th Century the two spellings were used indiscriminately for both sexes, the distinction in spelling not being established until the 17th Century.

FREDERICK / FREDERICH
Frederich Wilhelm 1774 - 1841
Frederich Carl 1768 - 1770
George Frederick 1802 - ?
James Frederick 1813 - 1870
Frederick 1819 - ?
Frederick Charles 1837 - ?
Heinrich Frederich 1889 - 1956
Frederich Herman Otto 1896 - 1983
Frederich Johann Philip Wilhelm 1863 - 1925
Walter Frederich 1951 - to date
From the Latin Fredericus, the French Frederic and ultimately the Germanic for peace + ruler hence Friedrich. (pet name, Fritz) Became popular at the time of George I.

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