I have not run across either of the two names, Artemesia (and variations) or Etolia, in my searches among the Highfills of my branch of the family--nor have I been particularly on the alert in looking for them, but I will keep a lookout for them henceforth. Artemesia is a herb (wormwood) and is mentioned in Shakespeare (so is at least Elizabethan in age) and in the Bible (which, if the King James version, would also put it at least at that age or older). Etolia, I believe, was one of the Greek states in Classical times, I think.
I just checked rootsweb.com and you are right: there are a lot of entries under both names. A lot of
the names of our ancestors came from names of people or gods, places, or things mentioned in the Greek classics, or from Shakespeare or the Bible. The names, too, could have been passed down from that of an ancestor, too, as you suggest.
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