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|The name means "farmer"
Written by Graciela
(2/23/2011 1:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Donwell and Knightley, penned by BarbaraB
George: masc. personal name, from L.L. Georgius, from Gk. Georgos "husbandman, farmer," from ge "earth" + ergon "work"
The name introduced in England by the Crusaders ..., but not common until after the Hanoverian succession (18c.).
George Knightley = the knightly farmer?
I wonder if JA was aware of the etimology.
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