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Offline Jill Shaw

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 06 August 06 14:09 BST (UK) »
Not as exciting as some, but can anyone tell me why a girl baptised Frances would be known as Tassie?

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 09 August 06 01:32 BST (UK) »
How about Horn Appleyard?
Swaine - Barnsley/Leeds, Burton - Brotherton/Castleford/Barnsley, Bingham - Barnsley, Ball - Barnsley, Bassett - Market Harborough/Barnsley, Green - Rawcliffe/Whitwood/Castleford, Collins - Bedminster/Barnsley, Smith - Bedminster, Appleyard - Castleford, Woodward - Barnsley, Dover - Barnsley, Frain - Scotland, Robertson - Scotland, Macaulay - Scotland, Milne - Scotland. Census information is Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 09 August 06 13:29 BST (UK) »
Haven't got too many weird names, the most unusual being Thirza Merhalia Loveridge (yep, Romany). It came in handy when I found two Thirza Merhalia's on the same branch of the tree. This being Tasmania in the 1830's, when the population was about, oh, 15, I thought the chances of two Thirza Merhalia's was pretty remote. So I did some more digging, and discovered that it was one and the same person - after her first husband died, Thirza married her daughter's husband's uncle. If any one can tell me what relation that makes her to her own daughter, I'd love to know! I suppose step-aunt-in-law?

Thirza had an older sister called Bartha (and definitely not Bertha). It was the maternal grandmother who was the Romany, but she was boring old Mary, and Thirza's mother was Charlotte.

As for someone getting named after a winner at that day's races - my Aunt's sister Johanna was named after the family's horse. Father came home from the pub to find he had another daughter and insisted on it. So there was a Johanna in the house and another one in the paddock.   ;D

Kez :)

ETA: My name is Kerryn - which is from Kerenhappuch, which has been mentioned a few times on here. I knew it was from one of Job's daughters, but I had no idea I was one of the most beautiful in the land  ;) ;) ;)
I also have a Tamar in the tree, and I was always told that it was after a river in Tasmania, but as that branch have no links to Tassie and are 100% Cornish, I now know the truth!! Thanks for that  :)


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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 09 August 06 13:35 BST (UK) »
I have found a few with the first name of Christmas

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Futter Norfolk
Hendry Norfolk
Marshall Norfolk
Riches Norfolk
Dighton Huntingdon

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 09 August 06 14:02 BST (UK) »
My most unusual names are my sister Mirus and my dads name Ray Flavelle Moss
Moss/ Maass - Australia/Germany?
Jones Australia/England
Lancaster Australia/England
Hucklebridge Australia/England
 Breeze ?
 Cotton ?

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 16 August 06 08:05 BST (UK) »

A great grandmother (step) with a maiden name of Buchanan-Sproat

Two siters born arround 1880's Morfudd and Buddug Davies
Jones (Clatter), Jones (Glan LLyn), Bennett, Bayliss (Sarn)

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 17 August 06 20:26 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have an Otmar Eugene in my tree.

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Allington from Woolpit & Ipswich, Suffolk
Hammond from Ipswich, Gosbeck & Ashbocking, Suffolk
Fitch from Ipswich & Woodbridge, Suffolk
Ellis from Cheshire & Lancashire

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 17 August 06 20:33 BST (UK) »
Hi

What about this one...Hilda Hairline.

Though not a relative but just came across it while doing some research.

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Allington from Woolpit & Ipswich, Suffolk
Hammond from Ipswich, Gosbeck & Ashbocking, Suffolk
Fitch from Ipswich & Woodbridge, Suffolk
Ellis from Cheshire & Lancashire

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 17 August 06 20:38 BST (UK) »
I've got the Cock&Bull  ::)