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  • Alteration (influenced by octo-) of earlier octalthorpe, the pound key, probably humorous blend of octal, an eight-point pin used in electronic connections (from the eight points of the symbol) and the name of James Edward Oglethorpe.

    languagehat.com: NEOLOGISMS.

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  • "The word has appeared in many forms, including octothorn, octalthorp, octothorp, and octatherp as well as octothorpe. "

    - World Wide Words - 1999 http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-oct1.htm

    March 11, 2018