Jethro

August 14, 2015 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
From the Hebrew name “Yitro”, meaning “abundance” or “pre-eminence”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jeth, Yitro.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Jethro Hallam Creighton (sometimes called “Jeth“; b. 1852, so 9 years old at the start of the war), the young boy through whose eyes we view the events of Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).
Jethro Hallam, the “old doctor that the folks set such store by”, who young Jeth was named after, in Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).

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