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Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century
by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith,email@example.com)
© 1999-2000 by Julia Smith; all rights reserved.
Men's Given Names
Men's given names in Spain in the late 15th century are less diverse
than they were in neighboring Portugal at the time , but roughly
equivalent to men's given names in 16th century Spain. Eighty-six
men's names (those mentioned twice or more in this data) account for
almost 94% of individuals. The most common name, Juan, accounts for
almost 20% of all men. The top 5 names account for 53% of individuals;
the top 10 names account for 68% of individuals. There is a great deal
of variability in spelling of names at this time. I have chosen in the
list below to group together names such as Fernan and Fernando,
which were used interchangeably for the same person.
All men who are definitely Castilian have a single given name. A single
man (José Ramón Folch de Cardona) has what appears to be a second
given name. From his name, he is probably not Castillian, but Catalan
(where second given names are more common.).
The top 10 men's names (in their most common spellings) are:
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