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'Baby Sarah' Found Her Biological Parents

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发表于 5-22-2019 15:03:13 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Corey Kilgannon, 'Baby Sarah' Solves Her Mystery; A DNA testing site helps a woman find the father who never knew of her. New York Times, May 22, 2019.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/ ... rchResultPosition=1
(adoptee "Ms [Eleni] Liff did what many others have: she turned to DNA testing and the internet. * * * Through the genetic testing company 23andMe, which says it has sold 10 million kits and that 95 percent of buyers have connected with relatives who are in its database, Ms Liff found her [biological] parents.  Ms Liff connected with a biological cousin who linked her with her biological father, Keith Cruzp, a Hispanic, whose Spanish surname means 'cross' on which Jesus was crucified].  Mr Cruz, 52, was from the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn but had moved to Long Island where he lived with his wife and three children. * * * Mr Cruz said he had a brief relationship with Ms. Liff’s birth mother in Brooklyn but never learned she was pregnant")

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(a) Kilgannon is an Irish surname.
(i) A Guide to Irish Surname Prefixes. The Great Irish Clan Gathering, Sept 29, 2014
https://irishclangathering.com/Guide-to-Irish-Surname-Prefixes
("Both Kil and Gil are said to originate from the Irish word 'giolla,' which mean 'follower of' or 'servant of,' perhaps more in a religious sense than actually being in a work sense.For example Kilbride and Gilbride are both the same in Irish language, and refer to the followers of St Bridget")
(ii) Irish (Gaelic) - English dictionary:
* giolla (noun masculine): "boy"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/giolla
(iii) Brigid of Kildare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigid_of_Kildare
(c 451 – 525; section 1 Name: from goddess Brigid of pre-Christian Ireland)
(iv) Kildare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kildare
(section 1 History, section 1.1 Founding by Saint Brigid)

kil-
https://www.etymonline.com/word/kil-

(b)
(i) Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bensonhurst,_Brooklyn
(section 1 Etymology)
(ii) Anglo Saxon Place Names. undated
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/placenames.htm
(table: hurst  wooden hill)

(c) Eleni (given name)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleni_(given_name)
(is a phonetic spelling of the Modern Greek name whose ancient version is anglicized as Helen)

"The variation 'Elena' dates back to the 12th century."  en.wikipedia.org for "Elena (given name)."



Sarah's Hebrew spelling is Sara.
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