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In the book "A Day No Pigs Would Die", the father of Robert is named Haven. I would believe that the name has some sort of meaning, but since it was a semi-autobiography, would it still have a meaning?

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  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is what the book of Etymology says about the word "haven:"

    haven Look up haven at Dictionary.com
    O.E. hæfen, from O.N. hofn, from P.Gmc. *khafnaz (cf. M.L.G. havene, Ger. Hafen), perhaps from PIE *kap- "to seize, hold contain" (see have), but cf. also O.N. haf, O.E. hæf "sea." Figurative sense of "refuge," now practically the only sense, is c.1225.

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  2. This site will give you some ideas about the character of Haven Peck.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/adaynopigs/terms/charanal_2.html

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