Author Topic: What's the oddest name you've found?  (Read 48026 times)

Offline Janelle

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
  • our ggm, a la pointillism, courtesy of japeflakes
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 11 February 16 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Doctor Radford b 1734 Kentisbeare, 5th child of William and Ann (nee Grant) and a brother of my Alice.

He is Doctor in the registers when he marries and dies. How does a vicar who would have a doctorate from a University let a tenant farmer chose this or any honorary title for a name?  Rhetorical me.  ::)

I hope these guys tried to counsel their flock and put up at least a token fight for the poor poppet that scores any of these nomenclatures.

Salute,

Janelle
Goodhind Coleman Wes(t)cott Taylor Tuck Sa(u)nders Warren How(e) Sminney Radford Frost Frank(e) Pool(e) Se(a)rle Moore Quick Veysey Ware Stoat(e) Kerslake Channon Drake Melhuish Hodge(s) in Devon;
Warren Baker Carpenter Crocombe Slocombe Greenslade Edbrooke Houndel Webber Tidball Sully Tout Veysey Wheddon in Somerset;
Bla(y)ney Johnston Crozier Moore Fleming Moffitt in Fermanagh and possibly Moffitt in Tyrone; Killen Chapman in Down; Dwyer Enright in Limerick; Linehan Murphy Driscoll in Cork

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline starcat

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 103
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 11 February 16 12:09 GMT (UK) »
My 2x ggrandfather called his first daughter Anne & his second daughter Quintilia Elizabeth.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline ansteynomad

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 11 February 16 12:09 GMT (UK) »
The Forskin family have provided endless amusement over the years.

Offline Janelle

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
  • our ggm, a la pointillism, courtesy of japeflakes
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 11 February 16 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Mind you my name is silly and typical mid 1900's made up.  ;D

I like it better than Michelle, Narelle, Rochelle.  ;)  and it almost rhymmes with my twin sister's name without her's having the elle spelling.

Salute,

Janelle ... some sort of girly Frenchified John
Goodhind Coleman Wes(t)cott Taylor Tuck Sa(u)nders Warren How(e) Sminney Radford Frost Frank(e) Pool(e) Se(a)rle Moore Quick Veysey Ware Stoat(e) Kerslake Channon Drake Melhuish Hodge(s) in Devon;
Warren Baker Carpenter Crocombe Slocombe Greenslade Edbrooke Houndel Webber Tidball Sully Tout Veysey Wheddon in Somerset;
Bla(y)ney Johnston Crozier Moore Fleming Moffitt in Fermanagh and possibly Moffitt in Tyrone; Killen Chapman in Down; Dwyer Enright in Limerick; Linehan Murphy Driscoll in Cork

Offline youngtug

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,654
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 11 February 16 12:13 GMT (UK) »
"I also have a Providence Butt"

Thank goodness for Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin. There's hope for you yet.  ::) ::) ::)

Regards

Malky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Cheeky....I suppose I asked for that.. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Carol
  ::) ;D
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

Offline rachelralph

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,081
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 11 February 16 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Sellestana Anne Pamalena Lavinia Spencer. I reckon they called her Anne for ease though  ;D
Ralph. Lever. Young. Lasham. Denigan. Sawyer. Moore. Stone

saville foljambe moore

Offline ciderdrinker

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,357
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 11 February 16 13:09 GMT (UK) »
Hello
In my tree there's a

Paul Onion marrying Sarah Cheese in Bridgenorth

Ciderdrinker

Offline pinefamily

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,309
  • Big sister with baby brother
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 13 February 16 03:05 GMT (UK) »
I do have a Swan marrying a Bird in one of my wife's lines.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

Offline jbml

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,061
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 13 February 16 08:23 GMT (UK) »
I recently found the delightfully-named Keeling Brimstone.

He is not an ancestor - he is the servant of an ancestor who was a blacksmith, and I suspect that he was actually an employee in the forge rather than a "servant" in the domestic service sense.

He also witnessed one of the family wills, and was a beneficiary of another.

All identified names up to and including my great x5 grandparents: Abbot Andrews Baker Blenc(h)ow Brothers Burrows Chambers Clifton Cornwell Escott Fisher Foster Frost Giddins Groom Hardwick Harris Hart Hayho(e) Herman Holcomb(e) Holmes Hurley King-Spooner Martindale Mason Mitchell Murphy Neves Oakey Packman Palmer Peabody Pearce Pettit(t) Piper Pottenger Pound Purkis Rackliff(e) Richardson Scotford Sherman Sinden Snear Southam Spooner Stephenson Varing Weatherley Webb Whitney Wiles Wright