Friday, September 25, 2009

Origin of Names

FLORENCE, FLORENT, etc., Popular in the victorian era it is derived from the Latin florescere: ‘to grow, flourish’;  the source of the English word flower.

SOPHIA (f): The Greek word for “wisdom” became an English personal name to large extent through French and German SOPHIE, favored in certain European royal houses; it was hugely popular into the nineteenth century.

Sisters, Florence and Sophie Krukowski, were born in New Jersey and are the daughters of Katherine Kolbush (b.19 Oct 1897 New Jersey) and Stanley Krukowski (b. abt 1895 Poland) who were married c. 1818.

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