Friday, December 23, 2005

I Was Hoping For 'Larry Christmas'

From Discovery News:

Farmer Named Roger 1st Father Christmas?

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

Dec. 21, 2005 — A genetic study is underway in England to determine the first man with "Christmas" as a surname, and indications are that he was a fellow named Roger who lived in Sussex in the year 1200, according to Oxford Ancestors, a British company that specializes in analysis of ancestral DNA.


The DNA study, however, has just begun, so another individual may take the Father Christmas title away from Roger. Any male bearer of the last name Christmas may participate through Oxford Ancestors.


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