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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 21:10 BST (UK) »
Wonderful, aghadowey - thank you so much for that :D
Paulene :)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 21:28 BST (UK) »
As many Kerenhappuch's were called Happy as a short form, I always feel for these poor women who may not have been able to live up to their name  :-\

Pat ...
wife of John Fruer .......
mother of Susannah Mary and Robert John Fruer .......
Grandmother of Henry Thurston Fruer ........
At least the family name of Fruer has helped track the family back many centuries.
Every time I find an ancestor,
I have to find two more!

SUFFOLK - Pendle, Stygall, Pipe, Fruer, Bridges, Fisk, Bellamy, Sparham - all link to  Framlingham 
DERBY - Bridges and Frost (originally Framlingham/Parham)
NOTTINGHAM - Lambert & Selby
BERKSHIRE/then Hammersmith LDN - Fulker
LDN/MDX - Murray, Clancy, Broker, Hoskins, Marsden, Wilson, Sale
 
GGfather Michael Wilson born Cork, lived Fulham London - moved to Boston USA 1889, what happened next?

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 21:35 BST (UK) »
Have also seen Keren as a nickname for Kerenhappuch.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 21:43 BST (UK) »
Iv,e got a Lucretia in my tree..
Mary.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 21:54 BST (UK) »
Hi

Mine

Caleb Harold  Love this name

Isreal Temple

Wilson Kenworthy

And i think my Own

Iria Louise Dyson (Nee Slater ) God Knows where me mum and dad got my name from

Regards

Iria
Harold Liverpool and Warwickshire
Slater Liverpool
 Murray Liverpool
Garner  Liverpool
Lister/Lester Liverpool and Cambridgeshire
Norris Liverpool and Ireland


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 22:38 BST (UK) »
Nice name though, Iria :)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 29 July 08 23:13 BST (UK) »
Have also seen Keren as a nickname for Kerenhappuch.


Keren-Happuch (Hebrew queren happ˙k) 'paint-horn' i.e. beautifier or child of beauty.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 07:23 BST (UK) »
Hi,

What wonderful unusual names some of you have in your families  :D

The most unusual first name I have come across so far in my tree is Virtue.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 10:11 BST (UK) »
I have a Neri and an Enos on my tree,and  have just come across True(f) and Comfort(f) linked to my tree.
Many years ago, when transcribing the 1881 census, I came across quite a few children with the Christian names  Captain and Major in the Black Country.
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