|Author:||Jim Young (guest, 22.214.171.124)|
|Date:||September 11, 2006 at 6:13:04 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Doubtfire by Mar|
Yes, it seems that there were 207 people of this name in Britain in 1998, and none anywhere else. Reaney and Wilson suggest that it's a nickname, doute-fire, meaning "fear fire"; alternatively "a late corruption of DOUGHTY". They list a Robert Doughtfire living in Lincolnshire in 1509.
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