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Subject: Re: The surnames Eden and Bethany?
Author: anonymous   (guest)
Date: April 25, 2004 at 4:40 AM
Reply to: The surnames Eden and Bethany? by MJ

Eden is a not only a British surname but a German one as well.
In both cases it comes from an old first name.
In Germany it comes from very old first names like "Edo"
or "Odo".

I am not sure about Bethany. All I know is tha it comes probably from a feminine first name.

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