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  1. The evolution of words is fascinating. Have you considered the evolution of names over the years, in particular how about Hancock. which someone i know spells Handcock?

    • I have been aware of it but never really studied it. My own name has the close relative Guyon. Some of the variation has to do with centuries of lack of standard spelling. Immigrants to the US sometimes had to change their names to whatever the immigration officials heard and wrote down at points of entry.

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