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Nancy nickname for Mary Ann?

Nancy nickname for Mary Ann?

Posted: 1129608725000
Classification: Query
Does anyone know if Nancy was a nickname for Mary Ann? If so, it would solve a mystery for me.
Thanks,
Pam

Re: Nancy nickname for Mary Ann?

Chris Dunham (View posts)
Posted: 1130307550000
Classification: Query
Nancy was a common nickname for Ann, Anne, Anna, etc. So it's quite possible that your Mary Ann was known as "Nancy."

Re: Nancy nickname for Mary Ann?

Posted: 1377302761000
Classification: Query
Actually, the name Nancy arose as a nickname for Agnes, but that is long forgotten by most. It became a name in its own right and was not usually used as a nickname for anything else in North America.

Re: Nancy nickname for Mary Ann?

Posted: 1377473086000
Classification: Query
I have seen multiple US records where Nancy and Ann are used interchangeably.
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