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Thanksgiving Names

There are some wonderful names associated with the Thanksgiving holiday–those that came over on the Mayflower and other early settlers, Puritan Virtue names, ancient harvest gods and goddesses–all fit for a late November baby.  Ahead are:

1. Mayflower Names

2. Ocean-crossing Names

3. Harvest Names

4. Plymouth Bay Colony Names

5. Puritan Virtue Names

6. Turkey Names

7. Other Thanksgiving-related Names

Turkey Names

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The name most associated with Thanksgiving is Tom, as in poor Tom Turkey, who makes his annual holiday sacrifice. He’s also had to bear the indignity of seeing his full name Thomas slide down to its lowest point ever—Number 62 last year—after being in the Top 10 till 1966. A colonists’ favorite with an apostolic biblical heritage, attached to several notable saints, Thomas definitely deserves more respect!

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