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Old 18 March 2015, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
The idea of a man in 12th century Genoa being named "Stephen" -- not just some form of the name, but specifically "Stephen" -- is amusing to me.

YMV.
Actually Christopher Columbus' fathers name was Domenico and his grandfather's name was Giovanni Colombo. As for the religious bit it's possible they were Jewish and so probably weren't to keen on spreading the word of Christ around. There is the possibility that Domenico is where the Dominicanf Republic got its name.
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