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Offline Ltudball

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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 28 June 06 00:23 BST (UK) »
Hi,
My husband's Mum has a friend named Beulah. Apparently it means 'married ' in Hebrew. It has been used as a servant girl's name in a Mae West film and meant 'The Promised Land ' in John Bunyan's 'A Pilgrim's Progress'
Great name ...isn't it!
Linda
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Re: Interesting traveller names!
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 28 June 06 02:38 BST (UK) »
During research into my 18th century Jordan family one of the relations was called Boroles Jordan. Perhaps Boroles was his mother's maiden name - I have certainly never heard of it before. Has anyone else ?

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 28 June 06 07:06 BST (UK) »
Linda

I quite like the name Beulah, although it is probably a bit old fashioned now.

Emmeline, Boroles, now that's a strange one, I think you are right in thinking it must be a middle name.

What about those old favourites, Faith, Hope and Charity and if you watch Emmerdale Chastity?

Kerry
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 28 June 06 10:02 BST (UK) »
Cheers for the info, Linda, but still there's nothing to suggest that it's a particular 'traveller' christian name  :-\  hey, ho....

Clara
ps I like Faith and Hope, Kerry, not sure about Charity (you'd be hounded for money all your life) and Chastity.... (a bit mean of the parents, I think  ;D)
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 06 July 06 18:33 BST (UK) »
My grandmother was called Defiance Orchard.  I have also sent you a personal message.

Jackie

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 19:07 BST (UK) »
Hi
In one of my 19th century north west Wiltshire families all the sons' names started with 'A'............
Aaron, Abel, Absalom, Amon, Alfred, Abijah, Abiathon.   Their sisters were named Kezia and Keren Happuch.
Cheers Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 19:11 BST (UK) »
I think Boroles was a surname, possibly Dutch, so could well have been a mother's maiden name adapted as a christian name.
Cheers Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 23 August 06 11:46 BST (UK) »
Hi All,
          the unusual names in my husbands travelling family include Defiance, Vashti, Ocean , Nipton, Tryfiania, Lurena and Faithful among others some are family names that pop up alot, would love to know where they came from
          Matilda
travellers: Penfold, Holland, Orchard, Loveridge, saunders, James, Davis<br />Somerset/devon: Hawkins, Lane, Perryman, Saffin, Bowden, Warren<br />Yorkshire/Lincolnshire: Webster, Gleadell, Gott, Patrick, Milnes, Beverley

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 23 August 06 14:32 BST (UK) »
Unusual names in my Fishlock family from East Kennet, North Wiltshire and Marshfield, South Gloucestershire were Junia and Elver, both boys.   Other families in the Marshfield and Castle Combe area also used Elver.   Use mainly confined to the mid 19th century and as far as I'm aware to that area.

The Milliners from Cold Ashton called a son, Nun.   I've only come across it this once.   Nun was the father of Joshua - of tumbling down walls fame.

Cheers Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire