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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #207 on: Tuesday 12 August 14 19:51 BST (UK) »
Poor 'Willie Little' 1841 scotland   ;D



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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past #1
« Reply #208 on: Tuesday 12 August 14 21:01 BST (UK) »
Not a surname, and not a direct ancestor but I have a Spark Adams from a census.  Can't find a birth under that name, but he's listed as such on the 1911 census.
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?