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Offline oldcrone

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Interesting traveller names!
« on: Monday 12 June 06 22:47 BST (UK) »
Having read recent posts, I've enjoyed hearing about the extremely interesting names that travellers have given their children.  It would seem that many families gave their children fairly common names of the time (eg James, Betsy, Eliza), and yet others, really quirky names (such as Britannia, Leviathan, Bendigoe, etc).

The only name I've come across with my traveller ancestors, that's a bit different, is that of my grandma's cousin, BEULAH.  I've never come across this name before - think it's old testament?

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Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 June 06 22:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Clara,

Tis a Hebrew name according to this site...interesting:

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Beulah

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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 June 06 23:03 BST (UK) »
Cheers Indie - yes, I've found the name as an old testament name, but still not sure whether it's a typical traveller name?? ???

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Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex


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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 June 06 07:09 BST (UK) »
I've seen the use of the name Keziah quite a lot, I think tha's how you spell it.  I think it's a lovely name!

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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 June 06 16:49 BST (UK) »
In my family there are a couple of unusual names such as Penderbella, Santalina, Shonelles, Joiner, Morselina

I have heard the name Keziah nowadays too
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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 June 06 18:29 BST (UK) »
Hi
I also have some great family names ..the one that pops up on both sides of my Penfold/Orchard families is Defiance. Others are Fiance(shortyening of Defiance maybe), Mizelli, Carnation , Patience and Ocean.
At least these names make it a bit easier to find them.... that is if their parents registered them LOL  ;D
 
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Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 June 06 19:52 BST (UK) »
Lovely names.... especially Santalina and Defiance (though the latter would be quite something to live up to if you were a shy little thing....   :o).

Clara
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada<br />Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey<br />Chatfield: Kent<br />Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland<br />Lyden: Ireland<br />Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey<br />Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks<br />Boys: Sussex/London<br />Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex

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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 June 06 20:07 BST (UK) »
I have a Parowmas (or Paramus depending on which census you believe). He hated his name so much that he changed it to Percival John. I'm not sure it was an improvement...

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 June 06 19:12 BST (UK) »
I've seen the use of the name Keziah quite a lot, I think tha's how you spell it.  I think it's a lovely name!

Kerry

I for one have been very thankful for that family name - it travelled up from Huntingdonshire in the 1700's  with a Yorkshire soldier and his southern wife so whenever I see the name I know it's possibly another link to be added to my tree:-))

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