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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 March 06 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks ballgarside for your reply. I do love all these   stories - even when they are  not my own.
It would be interesting to know why they suddenly decided on more fancy names.
With a name like his own  perhaps William was of a literary nature and did a lot of reading - hence the change to something more exotic !
Hope you enjoy Rootschat as much as I do..........

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 March 06 20:44 GMT (UK) »
I ran into this forename recently:

"Queenie Elizabeth R."  The person was born in late 19th or early 20th C., long before the present monarch, so they must have been thinking about Eliz I.
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 March 06 22:19 GMT (UK) »
I had a friend whose mother and aunts were all named after flowers - Rose, Violet, Lily etc. That was quite common but I had a little chuckle when I spotted this lady in the GRO birth index

Attwell, Lily of the Valley

Do you think she signed things LOTV Attwell and did she ever use her 2nd name etc?

Jud


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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 March 06 15:14 GMT (UK) »
Most of the uncommon names in my tree turn out to be the mother's maiden name. While it shouldn't have been too bad for  Mr Harwood Angus or Mr Robinson Ridley, I do have to feel a bit sorry for these poor little boys: Chipchase Watson, Major Walter Watkins and Colonel Jubilee Watkins.

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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 #13 on: Thursday 23 March 06 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Ooo, these have made me laugh!

The only uncommon name I have is Baden.  I came across a Bartholemew (sp?) Burrows which made me chuckle, but he turned out not to be an ancestor.
Nottingham/Derby - Alvey, Machin, Scott, Stevenson, Redfern, Lowe, Coupe, Bowler, Strutt, Miller
Worcestershire - Burrows, Smith, Machin, Hardman, Nash, Sanders/Saunders, Davis, Adams
Buckinghamshire - Burrows, Woodward, Adams
Ireland (Dublin/Malahide/Cork) - O'Driscoll, Henvy, Gallaghan

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 March 06 01:10 GMT (UK) »
I have a comfort fellows she was my gt gt aunt, and a Theophilus Leadbeater he was my grandfather.
Leadbeater/Leadbetter/Fellows Staffordshire/Yorkshire areas.  Calvert North Yorkshire/West Yorkshire areas particularly Wakefield amd Kirby Malzead.

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 23 March 06 10:54 GMT (UK) »
I had a friend whose mother and aunts were all named after flowers - Rose, Violet, Lily etc. That was quite common but I had a little chuckle when I spotted this lady in the GRO birth index

Attwell, Lily of the Valley

Do you think she signed things LOTV Attwell and did she ever use her 2nd name etc?

Jud

I have a rellie like that as well - there's Daisy, Lily, Violet, Rose, and I forget the other one - 5 altogether, I believe.  Does the ladies' maiden surname start with SKA... by any chance?  If so, please PM me!
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 23 March 06 11:28 GMT (UK) »
I found an Ms Beer Batter (mistranscribed I think as image looked more like Batten) on my journeys the other day - must write them down in future.

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McLeods - Hartlepool, Liverpool, Inverness(?)<br />Simpsons - Carlisle, Westmorland<br />Harris - Carlisle, Kent<br />Reads - Birmingham and Staffordshire<br />Allens - Marylebone London<br />Zych - Poland
Holmes - Bawdsey, Suffolk
Perks - Hampshire
McQueen - Carlisle
Carrick - Carlisle
Haugh - Carlisle
Irving - Irving
Collett - Bredon, Worcester
Harrison - Carlisle
Knight - Carlisle
Thompson - Carlisle
Johnstone - Carlisle
Rogerson - Dumfries and Carlisle
Wood - Ontario

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 23 March 06 11:30 GMT (UK) »
My fave family name is Fanny Figg! That was her married name - she was a Perks before that.

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McLeods - Hartlepool, Liverpool, Inverness(?)<br />Simpsons - Carlisle, Westmorland<br />Harris - Carlisle, Kent<br />Reads - Birmingham and Staffordshire<br />Allens - Marylebone London<br />Zych - Poland
Holmes - Bawdsey, Suffolk
Perks - Hampshire
McQueen - Carlisle
Carrick - Carlisle
Haugh - Carlisle
Irving - Irving
Collett - Bredon, Worcester
Harrison - Carlisle
Knight - Carlisle
Thompson - Carlisle
Johnstone - Carlisle
Rogerson - Dumfries and Carlisle
Wood - Ontario