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Offline Lemontree

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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #27 on: Friday 21 July 06 23:59 BST (UK) »
Hi

There is a solicitors in Warwickshire named Write Hassel, it is still trading.


Whilst searching graves in North devon i have found a few B*rstards, apprently it is a french name.

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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 22 July 06 00:26 BST (UK) »
Try this thread on a similar theme.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,88693.0.html

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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 22 July 06 06:01 BST (UK) »
another one my daughter went to school with a boy named shaun dick
bubs


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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 23 July 06 12:01 BST (UK) »
Hi there

I went to school with a Richard Scratcher. So he was an R. Scratcher

However we all called him Dick ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #31 on: Monday 24 July 06 15:43 BST (UK) »
I have a book at home which gives a short biography on past British admirals,  & featured in this is a chap called Sir Cloudesley Shovell.  He died on 21 October 1707 when his ship - the Association - was wrecked on the Scilly Islands.

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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 25 July 06 00:20 BST (UK) »
I love names and write down the good ones I find.

My all-time favourite is Africa Bastard.  You can find him in England in the 1881 census.  He named his son after himself.

My second-favourite might be Spiro Borg.  I also like Regent Stride and Lottie London.

Favourite surnames (not all "unfortunate"):
-  Death
-  Sheepwash
-  Heyhoe
-  Bodycomb
-  Cocup
-  Odd
-  Old
-  Friend
-  Missing
-  Mee
-  Money
-  Truelove
-  Spendlove
-  Sweetlove
-  Unthank
-  Redhead
-  Spittle
-  Honeyball
-  Whitebread
-  Lambkin
-  Rollinback
-  Perfect
-  Blott
-  Bedwell
-  Squirrel
-  Cheeseman
-  Wraith
-  Smoker
-  Frisby
-  Spearpoint
-  Sweet
-  Alltimes
-  Fuggles

It's funny but I don't understand why some of the names in previous posts are "unfortunate".  It must be a regional thing (I'm in Canada).  For example, the words Minger and Poose mean nothing to me.

; )

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Josephine
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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 25 July 06 00:41 BST (UK) »
Dad had a story that the vicar here in the 30s was the Rev. Darling and his gardener was Mr. Deere so every morning when he went to school he heard "Morning Darling, " "Morning Deere" coming over the vicarage wall.
I think the names are correct although the story has been improved somewhat.
Fred

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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #34 on: Friday 12 October 07 11:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Suey, the poor Ellen Cooper was my 3xs grand mother and Sidney was my 3xs grandfather  :'(
Alison
ps gald he had all daughters  ;D
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Re: Unfortunate surnames of the past
« Reply #35 on: Friday 12 October 07 12:01 BST (UK) »
I have a Cocker in my tree.

If she went to school these days, the bullies would have it easy.
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