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Marjorie (F)>

Marjorie (female)

Variants:Mairsile (F) Margaret (F) Marguerite (F)
Diminutive(s):Marj (F)
Pet Name(s):Madge (F) Marge (F) Margi (F) Margie (F) Marji (F) Marjie (F) May (F)
Can be spelt:Margery (F) Marjory (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
Private communication [AB]

English. Margery was a Medieval variant of Margaret [q.v.]. The spelling Marjorie is the usual one in England and Marjory is more popular in Scotland, as borne out by the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire. However Margery also occurs in both countries.

A private correspondent [AB] suggests May as a pet name for Marjory, Margery, Marjorie and Molly. This occurs in some official records and it might be well to take it into consideration when searching.