Author Topic: What is your most uncommon name ? #2  (Read 59236 times)

Offline stonechat

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,637
    • View Profile
What is your most uncommon name ? #2
« on: Tuesday 07 March 06 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Again not one of mine


Careless Clapham


Moderator Comment:  topic split, continued from
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,69223.0.html
Douglas, Varnden, Joy(i)ce Surrey, Clarke Northants/Hunts, Pullen Worcs/Herefords, Holmes Birmingham/USA/Canada/Australia, Jackson Cheshire/Yorkshire, Lomas Cheshire, Lee Yorkshire, Cocks Lancashire, Leah Cheshire, Cook Yorkshire, Catlow Lancashire
See my website http://www.cotswan.com

Offline ballgarside

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 181
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 March 06 20:58 GMT (UK) »
There was Zeno on my family tree.  He had two sisters called Lucretia and Albinia!  The family were an English family with no foreign ancestry, but I've certainly never heard anyone else in England called those names before!

Offline Emmeline

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,721
  • Emma Louisa Tricker (1885-1958)
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 March 06 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Hello ballgarside - These sound like circus people - were they? Perhaps you can tell us more about them - where they lived - occupations. Thanks.......


Offline pierce-brosnan

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 March 06 20:49 GMT (UK) »
The name I love the most is ... Angel Dore Veater

But the funniest of all ... Tom Shirt - OK not that funny until you know the story.  There is a little hamlet in Derbyshire between Chapel-en-le-Frith & Chinley called "The Wash" and Tom is buried there hence ...

T.Shirt dyed in the Wash  8) :D ;D ;D
Barnes - High Peak, Derbyshire
Bramwell - Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
Brown - Edingly, Nottinghamshire
Crossland - Derbyshire & Lancashire
Elvey & Eastland - Thanet
Foster - Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire
Hardy - Lancashire
Hopwood - Lancashire
Horrocks - Lancashire & Yorkshire
Larkin - Derbyshire & Ireland
Luxton - Chard, Somerset
Mason - Herefordshire
Notley - Somerset
Oakden - Staffs
Quayle - Manchester & IOM
Shirt - Derbyshire
Smith - Lancashire & Yorkshire

Offline carrielovesfanta

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 719
  • Caroline in a natural pose
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 March 06 15:01 GMT (UK) »
Theophilus Rivers and Paramus Webb.

Also have seen an Onesiphous Flack along the way.

Am gonna call my kids these! (only kidding!)

Caz
Gilder - Thaxted<br />Lagden - South Weald/Shenfield<br />Rivers - Thaxted/Great Bardfield<br />Loveday - Elmdon/Chrishall<br />Wood - Tiverton<br />Tunnage - Ongar<br />Webb - Travellers<br />Hitching - Thaxted/Essex

Offline ballgarside

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 181
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 March 06 11:30 GMT (UK) »
In response to your post Emmeline, Zeno, Albinia and co were not circus people as far as I know.  Their father was William Blake, a farmer and later a publican from Buckinghamshire.  William had several children by his first marriage to Elizabeth who all had normal names.  Then he married Penelope Ginger (whose family farmed at the hamlet of Little Hampden back to Elizabethan times).  William and Penelope's first children were Laura, William and Ada, normal enough.  Then they started losing the plot a bit with Lucretia, Albinia and Zeno.  Perhaps William had so many children that he ran out of normal names.  However, although William's father was Nathaniel Russell Blake from Buckinghamshire, his mother was not named on the parish register.  Perhaps she was foreign or maybe she was in the circus.  I would be interested to know the origins of these names if anyone knows them.

Offline acceber

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 434
  • G-Grandmother
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 March 06 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi

My Grandmother is called Albina, originally she is from Lithuania.
As far as i'm aware, it come from 'Albus' meaning white.

acceber
Pattemore: Somerset - Sellick: Glous + Somerset -Sparrow: Glous + Wilts

Offline Manchester Rambler

  • Global Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 6,545
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 March 06 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Lucretia comes from a Roman family name, and Zeno is a Greek name, meaning "stranger"!

Rambler
ANT: Nesbit, Potts; CHS: Gosling (Hazel Grove/Lymm), Hinton (Lymm), Johnson (Hazel Grove), Marsland (Hazel Grove), Massey (Daresbury), Sorton (Warmingham); LAN: Jackson, James, Potts (Manchester/Salford); MAY: Caulfield, Griffin (Leveelick); SAL: Goodwin, Johnson (Bridgnorth), Gregory (Wellington); STS: Goodwin, Gregory, Johnson (Wolverhampton); Hallett (Trysull); SOM: Dowding, James, Jones (Bath)

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline ballgarside

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 181
    • View Profile
Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 18 March 06 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Sounds like the names are of foreign origin.  However, I wonder what context they were used in the 19th century in Britain.  Maybe gypsy families called their children names like this.  Or maybe William Blake wanted a change from the norm and decided on some unusual names for his later children.