Leslie George

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Born in Christchurch, Nzl on 93 to Ernest Eden George and Ada Jane Butler. He passed away on 12 May 1918 in Worthy Downs, Nr Winchester, England.

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Surname meaning for "George"

English, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Georgios, from an adjectival form, georgios ‘rustic’, of georgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several saints and martyrs of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in ad 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates from other European languages, including German

Georg
and Greek patronymics such as
Georgiou
,
Georgiadis
,
Georgopoulos
, and the status name
Papageorgiou
‘priest George’. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of Greek surnames such as
Hatzigeorgiou
‘George the Pilgrim’ and patronymics such as
Giorgopoulos
‘son of George’. JK, NN It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India. RM2ANCHOR NAME

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