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Offline Treebeard

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 16 December 06 10:37 GMT (UK) »
A lot of Gandalf's, apparently, too!  :D
DEAR: Hackney & Halifax
BARRACLOUGH: Bradford & West Derby
PEARSON: Stainland
FINNEY: Whitehaven
ULRICH: Hackney, Lambeth & Halifax
DERBYSHIRE: Liverpool
FLEMING: Glasgow & Liverpool
SHERRATT: Congleton
HOBSON: Netherthong & Ashton
HAIGH: Saddleworth

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 16 December 06 10:49 GMT (UK) »
The most unusual male name in my tree is Salathiel and the most unusual female  name is Lorzey.  Thank goodness my parents were unaware of that!

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 16 December 06 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Treebeard, welcome to Rootschat.

Kerry,

Dorcas. I had never heard the name before until I found a 9X great grandmother Dorcas Ann Mickelwright. I thought I'd name my next cat that.

And I too have know a Thirza. In my tree, I don't have a lot of odd names, but I do have a Marzolf, which was almost solely an Alsatian last name, except in my case, and it makes it easier tracing my ggg grandfather. And I have an Inez, which might be common in Spanish-speaking countries, but for a Jersey girl (and that's New Jersey  ;))in 1910, not so much. I have the odd Harriet, Viola, Miriam, Gertrude, Muriel, Gladys, Lavinia. And for boys, I've got Herbert, Norman, Maylin. And then my share of German, Alsatian, and Jewish names, common to those cultures but odd-sounding to me. You dont' see many Wilhelminias or Gustavs around here.

It would be interesting to see what names are common in England, but not so much in America (where I am) or Australia, Canada, etc. For example, my son is Liam, and he's the only one in our town. And I have a niece Maeve, which is very uncommon here, but probably not so in Ireland.

Kath
Sligo: Davey (also Mayo), McCluskey, McNulty
Wexford and Staffordshire: Hayes, McClean
Galway and Staffordshire: Scott
Coventry: Wells, Collins, Palmer, Moody, Beck, Mickelwright, Husbands
Ireland: McNulty (Sligo), Kealy, Murphy (Carlow) Connolly, Gillen, Powell, Ryan, Moore, Martin
Davis from I don't know where originally
Stahl, Russia to England to USA

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 16 December 06 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Kath, there are probably lists of popular names in various countries - try a google search.

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 16 December 06 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Dorcas still in use today ...


PrueM ..you mentioned Dorcas .. my 9 year old Grandaughter has it as her middle name and it was after her Great Grandmother   :)

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McNutt Lancashire &  Donegal Ireland 
McKinly Donegal Ireland
Culbert Donegal Ireland
Richardson Donegal Ireland
Booth,Crompton, Hamer, Jackson, Nuttall, Smith and Ward from Lancashire

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 16 December 06 13:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Kerry I know a Zebulon - he is about 19 now - his sister and brother have unusual names as well. Must admit I had never heard of Zebulon until I met this one.

In my tree I have an Eloisa which I think is a really pretty name which I have not met again then or now, but is far too long to go with my surname, so no good for my daughter. Both my grandmothers had names that were unheard of in my generation, but which have now come back - Florence and Phoebe.

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Dowdell, Pressley, Snook, Read, Hurle, Small, Cannings .....  Wiltshire
Fitzgerald, Greenhill .... London
Thursfield, Newey, Berrisford, Wood, Hulme ..... Warwickshire/Staffordshire
Ditchfield, Unsworth, Clarke, Perrin, Orrett .... Cheshire/Lancs
Jones ..... N Wales

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 16 December 06 13:23 GMT (UK) »
Helen

I never thought I would meet anyone who actually knew a Zebulon!!!

Mine was born in the 1850s.

Phoebe - another favourite of mine, a very pretty name!

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 16 December 06 13:34 GMT (UK) »
So far in my tree i have.

Females:

Keturiah
Rosetta
Tryhennia
Loveday
Jestina
Clementina

Males:

Lancelot
Athol
Calvert
Ezekiell

Loads of biblical names that you don't really see anymore like Noah and Isaac.

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Re: Names you just don't see anymore
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 16 December 06 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Man, there's some real beauties, aren't there? I think I feel a family history scrapbook page coming on... ;D

Some of the names are Biblical, including Dorcas and Zebulon. They're out of style in most of the world, but not all. Some of these wonderful names may make a comeback...there are a few very beautiful ones, like Tryphena. Not so sure about Xenophon... :D It would make a change from all those Ashleys and Kimberleys and Britneys and Jasmines... ???

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