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Subject: Re: Reaser (and Levan)
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: December 3, 2004 at 4:01:23 PM
Reply to: Re: Reaser (and Levan) by Andy ;—)
Levan literally means "the winnowing fan", a device for separating wheat and chaff. It is assumed to denote someone who made these fans. The name belongs to the far north of France, but the Huguenots would no doubt have carried it to the Protestant countries of Europe as well as North America.
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