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Offline wotty

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 23 March 06 12:16 GMT (UK) »
I found a Fanny Gay on one of the censuses, but she's nothing to do with me.
My sons (who are going through a phase again) thought that one was absolutely hilarious.

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Meehan - Co Durham, Ireland, USA and Canada
Hopps -  Co Durham and N. Yks
Ward, Mortimer, Littleboy - Norfolk
Angus -  Co Durham
Pyle -  Co Durham and Northumberland
Rowntree -  N Yks and Co Durham
Ridley - Co Durham
Kelly -  Co Durham and Ireland

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 02 April 06 18:29 BST (UK) »
My great grandmother was called Arabella.

Ryan....your ancestors were sure fond of biblical names!!

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 02 April 06 20:47 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors was called Seraphis, after the ship on which he was born  :)
See the Surnames I am researching on the surname interest table


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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 12 April 06 04:20 BST (UK) »
I have a Riverina Simpson, named after the Riverina district of NSW, Australia.

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Simpson-Kildwick,Yorkshire & Australia, Overend-Sutton, Kildwick,Yorkshire & Australia, Whitaker - Cononley/Yorkshire, Pickard - Silsden/Yorkshire, Howarth - Skipton/Yorkshire and Lancashire, Heaton-Yorkshire, Preston-Yorkshire, Myers-Yorkshire & Australia, Wild-Yorkshire & Australia. Storey-Middlesex/Australia

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 12 April 06 17:31 BST (UK) »
Not a relative but I had a letter from a lady whose married name (and I kid you not) was Gay Love.


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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

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 12 April 06 17:41 BST (UK) »
If it's flowers you're after, then my not-too-distant cousins named their children:

Ivy
Olive Branch (honest!)
Laurel
Pansy Daisy
Hazel Violet
Daisy
George

Poor George!

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Brock: Alburgh, Norfolk, and after 1850, London; Tooley: Norfolk<br />Grimmer: Norfolk; Grimson: Norfolk<br />Harrison: London; Pollock<br />Dixon: Hampshire; Collins: Middx<br />Jeary: Norfolk; Davison: Norfolk<br />Rogers: London; Bartlett: London<br />Drew: Kent; Alden: Hants<br />Gamble: Yorkshire; Huntingford: East London

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 13 April 06 00:23 BST (UK) »
One of the most uncommon names I've got in my tree is of the Savin family of Kent.  There were only 61 of them in the county in 1901.
Currently engaging in a one-name study of the Twyman surname.

Golding, Twyman, Kennard, Wales (Kent).
Berks, Challinor (Staffordshire).
Wakely. (Glam & Monmouth).

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #25 on: Friday 14 April 06 09:24 BST (UK) »
I have just had a small break threw in the tree and found a relative called Golden Jeffels, I wondered if Golden is the correct name or nickname, but this is how he is listed, made me smile :D  wonder where silver is?

Jane
LEICESTERSHIRE & MIDDLESBROUGH - BOLLANDS, GORE,
LINCOLNSHIRE - BAKEWELL, MARRIOTT
MONAGHAN & CRAMLINGTON - RICE
LAZENBY - HANSOM, HARRISON, NODDINGS, EASBY
BARNBY DUN - HARVEY, BLANCHARD
DANBY & WHITBY  - JEFFELS
LIVERPOOL - GANDER
SKELTON & ESTON - SEATON
BEDALE & MIDDLESBROUGH - STEPHENSON
BROUGHTON - HARRISON
MIDDLESBROUGH - WARD,FOSTER
PINCHINTHORPE -  POSTGATE
BILSDALE- BOYES


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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #26 on: Friday 14 April 06 14:36 BST (UK) »
I suspect this is quite common ???, but doing some research for a friend and one of his familys had a Faith, Hope and Charity.  Mind there were at least 13 children so I suppose mam and dad were clever to pick a theme! ;D
Stiff - Monmouthshire & Glos, Parry - Monmouthshire
Stafford - Glos, Liles - Glos, Bright- Glos, Webb - Monmouthshire & Glos, Smart - Glos, Smith - Glos
Sullivan - Ireland, Jones (oh dear! Almost as bad as Smith), Walker - Somerset, Llewellyn
And, no don't laugh...Crump...I think it's great!

And of course, if I ever do manage to do a successful look up it is crown copyright and all that legal stuff!

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