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Gender: M Origin of Lafcadio: Place-name

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Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek Island of Lefkada, the origin of the name he used as a first. But as a writer, he was known as Koizumi Yakumo, a collector of Japanese folk tales and ghost stories. Truly an international choice.

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[Patricio] Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), orientalist and philosopher; born on Lefkas, one of the Ionian Islands (hence his name), to an Irish navy surgeon father and a local mother.

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