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Thread #47571   Message #3530229
Posted By: MGM·Lion
25-Jun-13 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Willie Moore
Subject: RE: Origins: Willie Moore
I've never trusted the hyperbolical 'king' at end of first line.   Surely he 'was young', or 'a young man'. And unlike certain quite distinctive Romany names like Fa, Moore is a very common name thruout the population: one of those names like Collins or Goodwin or Roberts or Richards or Wilson, less common than Smith or Brown but still very widespread. So I shouldn't have thought that any specific community origins would be indicated by it.