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Re: What's a "meacock"?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2426  Wednesday, 18 December 2002

[1]     From:   Carol Barton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2002 10:25:44 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2420 What's a "meacock"?

[2]     From:   Bruce W. Richman <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2002 16:26:08 -0600
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.2420 What's a "meacock"?


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From:           Carol Barton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Dec 2002 10:25:44 -0500
Subject: 13.2420 What's a "meacock"?
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2420 What's a "meacock"?

For starters, as the URLs below indicate, Al---it's a surname. (See
assorted variant spellings.) --- Perhaps the pejorative derives from the
behavior of one of the bearers.

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Carol Barton

.WIRKSWORTH-Parish Registers 1608-1899-Surnames "IR"
... MCCREERY| MCDONALD| MCGOURLICK| MCGREGOR| MEACHANT| MEACOCK|
MEACOKE| MEAD| MEAKIN| MEAKOCKE| MEASE| MEASURES| MEAT| MEATCALLFE|
MECHANT| MECOCKE| MECOKE| MEE
...
http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/PR-X3.htm - 59k - similar pages
.WIRKSWORTH-Parish Records 1608-1899-All Surnames
... MEADE, MEADEN, MEADER, MEADOWCROFT, MEADOWS, MEADS, MEAKIN,
MEAKOCKE, MEAR, MEARS, MEAS, MEASE, MEASURES, MEAT, MEATCALLFE, MECHANT,
MECOCKE, MECOKE, MEDCALF
...
http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/A70-SUR2.htm - 57k - Dec. 16, 2002 -
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pages [ More results from www.wirksworth.org.uk ]
.The History of the Ancient Surname
... These include "Macock" "Maycock", "Maycocke", "Meakocke", "Mecock",
"Mecocke", "Mecoke", "Mecouch", "Mekocke", "Meekock", "Meekocke",
"Micock", "Mocock ...
http://www.geocities.com/emeaco_2000/history_ancient_surname.htm - 21k -
similar pages

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From:           Bruce W. Richman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Dec 2002 16:26:08 -0600
Subject: 13.2420 What's a "meacock"?
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.2420 What's a "meacock"?

Re. Magary's inquiry on "meicocke": Golding's translation of Ovid Bk.
III, l. 692.

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