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What is Minnie short for??
« on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:25 BST (UK) »
Don't know if this is the right place for this -

Have an ancestor listed as Minnie Taylor on 1891 census in Dundee aged 4.

Can't find a birth cert for a Minnie. Expect it is not her name.

What could it be??

Any help is much appreciated

Thanks
Dundee:
Byrne, Cooney, Clark, Wilson, Milne, McCormack, Wynn, Taylor, Morrison, Traynor, Stewart, Kilmartin, Hays, Cheape, Hosie, Carr, Stormont.

Ireland: Devanah, Byrne, Traynor, Carr, Canon.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:30 BST (UK) »
It's a Scottish pet form of Mary.

It could also be Wilhelmina/Williamina.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:30 BST (UK) »
I don't know....but I have a Minnie in my family & her name was Edith Ada...so it could have been for either of those two or simply as a pet name

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:32 BST (UK) »
I had an Aunt Miriam, known to all as Min....  :D
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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:34 BST (UK) »
I should probably have said that her Mother's name was Betsy

and her two Grandmother's names were Elizabeth and Betsy.

When I search on SP for female Taylor's born between 1885-1889 I get 73 results :S
Dundee:
Byrne, Cooney, Clark, Wilson, Milne, McCormack, Wynn, Taylor, Morrison, Traynor, Stewart, Kilmartin, Hays, Cheape, Hosie, Carr, Stormont.

Ireland: Devanah, Byrne, Traynor, Carr, Canon.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:36 BST (UK) »
Actually one of her Grandmother's names was Mary not Betsy

Maybe she was a Mary too????

Grrr it would have been easy to just give her actual name........why??!!

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Dundee:
Byrne, Cooney, Clark, Wilson, Milne, McCormack, Wynn, Taylor, Morrison, Traynor, Stewart, Kilmartin, Hays, Cheape, Hosie, Carr, Stormont.

Ireland: Devanah, Byrne, Traynor, Carr, Canon.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:38 BST (UK) »
Being incredibly thick, I've just noticed she was in Dundee....so I'd go for Margaret. My Minnie (Edith Ada) was born to German parents in England & I suspect it was a pet name

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 12:57 BST (UK) »
This may not help either, but in my (Scottish) family, Minne is really Meaghan.  And often just "Min".


A link or two - doesn't solve your problem, but gives you more to think about:

http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/SCOTLAND-GENWEB/1999-06/0928340271

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=lp55p7bot1ldfgubq746ake1h2&topic=353157.0
Swan; Cramond; Low; Smith; Cargill; Shepherd; Swankie; Hosie; Reith

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 13:04 BST (UK) »

 When I search on SP for female Taylor's born between 1885-1889 I get 73 results :S 


Antdamm - is this result just for Dundee ?  (Do you know where she was born, I'm rather assuming Dundee if she is there in 1891).

And, why not narrow the year range, I'd look at 1886-88 as a start, and see what you get; if still too many, then 1886-87
Swan; Cramond; Low; Smith; Cargill; Shepherd; Swankie; Hosie; Reith