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(hristinac
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  01:47:21 AM  Show Profile Send (hristinac a Private Message
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Originally posted by chris


(hristinac, I wonder if Christine has Polish roots? I know about 5 Christines and they're all of Polish extraction!

chris

Keep on knittin', mama, knittin' those blues away!



No I do not think it has because I went to a Church of England Primary ( elementary ) school & there were several 'indigineous ' family-types of Christine !

Then for secondary school ( high ) I attended a Catholic one & the other Christina was of of Italian root !

It is a generic European name , particulalry prevalent in European Catholic countries ( where Catholicisim is the national religion )
Since the reign of King Henry the Eighth Britain has not been Catholic but became Protestant but the name seemed to be fashionable at school among girls born in the UK in the 1960s , like me !
It is now a VERY dated name .
Most Christines seem to be my age ! .
It was very popular at schoool in the 70's in the UK among indigineous Brits & more non -indigineous !


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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  06:13:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit pjkite's Homepage  Send pjkite a Yahoo! Message Send pjkite a Private Message
It isn't only Polish families that are...shall we say turbulent? My own family is mongrel American - British Isles, French, Cherokee and Choctaw. My parents come from very large families - 16 in my mother's household and 9 in my dad's. Holidays and family events can be lively, to say the least, but I can only think of one instance where family members haven't spoken to one another for decades. As general thing, we squabble among ourselves, but if anyone is in trouble we all rally round. I've always thought of it as an Appalachian Mountain thing.

My DH's family are the ones that will hold a grudge for generations after an 'argument' in which voices are never raised and a negative word is never spoken! Their background is very similar to my own, though. I suppose it's true that each family is dysfunctional in their own way...

Pamela Kite
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